Executives in danger: Summer season 2021 – prison law


Discussed in this edition of Executives at Risk

empirical data on the impact of the pandemic on white

Collar chases, grand jury activities and processes. Especially,

about a third of all in 2020 by the

The fraud section of the DOJ covered fraud related to COVID finance COVID

Utilities. Despite the slowdown in the investigation and

We report some significant actions taken against law enforcement

Executives in the areas of antitrust, money laundering and overseas

Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and government contracts. in the

In addition, we summarize the developments in ongoing car emissions

Fraud scandal and the Fédération Internationale de

Corruption investigation by the football association (FIFA) Finally, we report on

a number of extraditions and notable criminal convictions

Have an impact on company executives.

The effects of the pandemic on

Business Law Enforcement White

Fraud charges rejected despite COVID-related fraud

Loads increased during the pandemic
: In 2020, studies slowed down

almost to a standstill and grand juries were disrupted, leading to one

Decrease in investigations, indictments and legal proceedings. Fraud of the DOJ

Section recently published its 2020 annual review,

and the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) published their overview of the Federal

Criminal cases. Both reports describe a significant decrease in

traditional fraudulent charges against individuals during the

Initial stages of the pandemic. Overall, the fraud department has raised

326 people in 2020, 31% fewer than 2019. The

The fraud department secured around 17 percent fewer convictions

2020 than 2019, and the USSC reported nearly 16%

Decrease in reported convictions compared to fiscal year 2019. The

The rejection is evident when you look at the one procedure

Jury. The fraud department convicted only 16 people according to a jury

Attempt, down 57 percent from 37 in 2019. Cases with

Fraud, theft, or embezzlement decreased by 24.5% in comparison

until 2019. Nevertheless, the DOJ brought numerous cases of fraud related to COVID-19

Cases. In 2020, Market Integrity will become a Major in the Fraud Department

The Frauds Unit has indicted 97 people in the Paycheck Protection Program

(PPP) -related cases, nearly a third of all fraud charges.

At the same time, the healthcare fraud department coordinates with a with

Working group of federal law enforcement and health authorities

to fight COVID-19 healthcare fraud.

The courtroom comes back to life: After a long ban

In jury trials and face-to-face trials, the courts begin

Resumption of personal procedure with changes aimed at

Health and Safety Precautions. In March 2021, although a jury member positive. has been tested

COVID-19, a bank fraud case against two former consultants for consultant

The marijuana delivery point Eaze Technologies Inc. continued and

the federal jury found the defendants guilty of the conspiracy

To commit Bundesbank fraud. As the land continues to open

we are assuming that the personal trial will take place soon

Norm instead of exception.


Criminal investigations and related civil actions involving companies



Feds accuse Belgian security executives

Bid-fixing scheme
: In June there will be a federal grand jury in

DC has a Belgian security company called Seris. accused

Security NV (Seris) and two of its former executives for allegedly

Manipulation of offers for contracts with the Department of Defense (DOD) anOD

Provision of security services at military bases in Belgium in

2019-2020. Former CEO, Danny Vandormael, and former director of

Guarding & surveillance, Peter Verpoort, allegedly fixed prices

with competitors and has awarded a contract among competitors. in the

In addition, the grand jury sued the competitor's former CEO

Security company G4S Secure Solution NV (G4S), Jean Paul Van

Avermaet, for participating in the alleged conspiracy. G4S recently

agreed to plead guilty and pay a fine of $ 15 million

for his involvement in the bidding conspiracy. The case is

is being investigated by the Procurement Collusion Strike Force

(PCSF), an inter-agency task force established by the DOJ's Antitrust Office

Division in November 2019 and with the identification,

Investigating and prosecuting government bid rigging

Procurement process. The fees here represent the PCSF's

firstly, in a foreign-based conspiracy of bid rigging and secondly

a total of. As we reported earlier, the PCSF brought theirs

first indictment in a local domestic investigation with

North Carolina State Tendering Contracts in October 2020.

It remains to be seen whether the PCSFs

The increased focus on government contracts, bid rigging, too

an increase in law enforcement in the coming year.

Antitrust investigation into the poultry industry

: In May, a federal grand jury indicted the Georgia-based poultry producer

Claxton Poultry Farms (Claxton) for conspiracy to manipulate

Bids and fixed prices for broilers sold to restaurants and

Super Market. Claxton is the second poultry producer

Indicted in the context of the DOJ's investigation into antitrust behavior in the US

Broiler industry. Poultry producer Pilgrim & # 39; s

Proud pleaded guilty to attending

in February and agreed to pay a fine of $ 107 million. In April,

Pilgrim & # 39; s Pride and its current and former managing directors

(CEOs), Fabio Sandri and William Lovette,

successfully filed a class action lawsuit against them in the

Colorado District. The judge ruled that some of the claims were against

the five-year rest period for securities lawsuits and leadership

the plaintiff lacked standing. In addition to the two companies

indicted in the DOJ's ongoing investigation, 10

Individuals including William Lovette have been charged


Antitrust department brings in localized new wage setting

Fees, increased focus on the labor market
: The DOJ

The antitrust division is increasingly focused on state and local

anti-competitive behavior, in particular with an impact on the labor market,

as investigations into global conspiracies continue to wane. In April, a

The federal grand jury in Texas has indicted John Rodgers, a director of a

Therapists recruiting company and brought additional charges against

Neeraj Jindal, the former owner of the company, for allegedly

Conspiracy with other healthcare workers to make lower payments

Physical Therapist Salary in Texas. Both people are too

charged with obstructing a related Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Detection. As we reported earlier, Jindal was initially

Indicted December 2020 over wage setting and disability fees.

Jindal then filed a motion to dismiss the indictment, arguing:

that alleged wage determinations do not per se represent

or criminal, antitrust behavior. In March, a federal grand jury voted in

Nevada has sued VDA OC LLC, a healthcare company

Recruitment agency, and Ryan Hee, a former manager of the company,

with conspiracy with competitors to set wages for nurses and

Entering into no-poach agreements, not to solicit or

Hiring nurses. Recent Poaching Charges and Wage Setting

demonstrate the increased focus of the antitrust departments on alleged

Agreements on the labor market. The theory that such behavior is one

Criminal violations of the law are not examined in court and persist

to be seen whether the prosecution is too


Two Tuna execs who pleaded guilty and cooperated with him

Government does not get jail time for fixing prices
: In April, a

Federal judges sentenced two former Bumble Bee Foods

Senior Vice Presidents Kenneth Worsham and Walter Scott Cameron,

three years probation after everyone pleaded guilty to the conspiracy

Fixing of prices for canned tuna and testimony against the CEO of Bumble

Bee. US Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of

California attributed the mild verdicts to executives

extraordinary cooperation, which also includes assistance in the

Government investigation and testimony against the former Bumble

Chris Lischewski, CEO and President of Bee Foods, during his trial.

Cameron was the government's first cooperating witness

Detection. Worsham met with DOJ attorneys and at least 15 times

provided a USB stick with important documents that were used against Lischewski

Attempt. As we have already reported, Lischewski is currently

serving a three-year and four-month jail sentence

convicted him of engaging in a three-year conspiracy to repair canned tuna

Prices. The conspiracy was first exposed when the DOJ investigated

Documents related to a proposed acquisition of Bumble Bee

Competitor Chicken of the Sea International.

FCPA admission of guilt

Former CEO of Petrochemical Company pleads guilty

FCPA Conspiracy Fees
: In April, José Carlos

Grubisich, former CEO of Braskem S.A. (Braskem), pleaded conspiracy to violate the

FCPA for its role in a bribery program involving Braskem and his

Parent company, Odebrecht S.A. In 2016, Braskem resolved the company's enforcement of the FCPA

Actions from Operation Car Wash, Brazilian corruption the

Investigations against the state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro

S. A. (Petrobras). The DOJ unsealed an indictment against Grubisich in November

2019. As part of his plea, Grubisich admitted to having "agreed"

pay bribes to Brazilian government officials to make sure

Braskem's withholding a contract for a substantial amount

petrochemical project from (Petrobras) "and to" falsify

Braskem's books and records by Braskem incorrectly

Record payments to offshore shell companies made by. to be controlled

Braskem as payments for legitimate services. "

Money laundering and bank fraud


Odebrecht banker charged with $ 170 million in money laundering

for bribe slush funds
: In May Peter Weinzierl, the CEO

an Austrian bank and an Austrian citizen, was im

Britain on alleged conspiracy to launder hundreds of

Millions of dollars related to the bribery scandal

devoured the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. A

The Eastern District of New York (EDNY) court unsealed the

existing money laundering-related allegations against Weinzierl and Alexander

Waldstein, also an official of the Austrian bank and an Austrian

National. The two officials have reportedly agreed to be fraudulent

Transactions to transfer $ 170 million from Odebrecht's correspondent

Accounts in New York via the Austrian bank to the offshore shell

Company accounts secretly controlled by Odebrecht.

Weinzierl and Waldstein have reportedly agreed to have accounts for that

Mailbox companies to pull funds from Odebrecht's officials

Accounts and from the official books and records of Odebrecht,

according to the indictment. The payments to mailbox companies were

then allegedly registered by Odebrecht as a legitimate business

Expenses, but in reality they were used clandestinely to pay bribes to foreigners

Officials to promote Odebrecht's business interests. Waldstein

remains a refugee.

Individuals charged with willful failure to establish AML

Compliance program
: In March, two people were charged with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)

Violations for allegedly false representations

immature financial institutions like New York State

Federal Credit Union Employees That Individuals Could Help With

Operation of a legally compliant program to combat money laundering (AML).

According to the indictment, Gyanendra Asre and Hanan Ofer are said to be

represented to the financial institutions, which due to their AML

Experience and training have made them understand the risks involved

risky financial businesses and would be appropriate

AML compliance. Asre and Ofer then allegedly deliberately failed

Develop, implement and maintain an effective AML program for the

Financial institutions. Based on their representations towards the

Financial institutions reportedly helped Asre and Ofer

Financial institution clears nearly a billion dollars at high risk

Transactions including hundreds of millions of dollars in bulk

Cash deposits and transactions hundreds of millions of dollars in

Foreign business. Neither person pleaded guilty in any of the cases

charged and awaiting trial.

Cryptocurrency promoter burdened with securities

: In February, cryptocurrency promoter John Demarr

was arrested and charged for his role in

Investors defrauded by $ 11.4 million. According to the criminal complaint, Demarr was marketing investments

Contract securities to investors in the United States,

that investor money would be invested in digital asset mining

and trading platforms that would generate guaranteed profits. Investors

were later forced to convert their accounts to an unregistered account

"Initial Coin Offering" for Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G) that was

described as the "next generation of Bitcoin". according to

In response to the complaint, investors in B2G never received digital

Tokens from the initial coin offer, but received an account instead

Statements that misrepresented their investments

achieve high returns. Demarr was released on bail and no

Trial date has been set. In addition, the US securities and

The Exchange Commission (SEC) has also filed a civil lawsuit against Demarr and two

other people – Kristijan Krstic (a / k / a Felix Logan) and Robin

Enos – for participating in a fraudulent lure system

invest in B2G and another company. The court has suspended the SEC

Proceedings against Demarr and Krstic during the criminal proceedings

Proceeds. In April, Enos issued a consenting ruling with the SEC,

to pay him the levy and civil penalties to be determined and

it forbids him for life to sell or buy certain securities.


Kickbacks and other frauds

CFO pleaded guilty to misappropriating more than $ 30 million

Eight years with a renowned shoe company
: In April,

Richard Hajjar, former CFO of Alden

Shoe Company, indicted and found guilty of wire transfer fraud,

illegal monetary transactions and filing false tax returns in

Linked to a longstanding $ 30 million embezzlement program.


CFO embezzled Alden about $ 30 million by writing

even checks from company accounts and money transfers

from corporate accounts to private accounts. Also between

In 2014 and 2019, Hajjar failed to pay about $ 5 million

Taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by failing to report

the proceeds of his embezzlement plan. Has a verdict

Scheduled for September 2021.

Netflix manager convicted under a kickback program:

In May, a California federal jury sentenced Michael Kail, the former runner-up

President of Internet Technology at Netflix, Mail Fraud, Wire

Related to fraud, honest service fraud and money laundering

with a program that gave Kail stock options and $ 500,000 in

Cash from sellers in exchange for millions of dollars

Information technology contracts with Netflix. Kail signed the advisory

Agreements with specific vendors and establishment of limited liability

Companies with no employees or operations to receive payments. A

The verdict is scheduled for September


DOJ accounting fraud against former Brixmor

Executive crumbles
: In a very unusual step, federally

SDNY prosecutors dropped the accounting fraud charges

two former officers of Brixmor Property Group, Inc.,

former CEO Michael Carroll and former CFO Michael Pappagallo. in the

In 2019, Carroll and Pappagallo were charged with inflation and

Deflating net operating income for the purpose of misleading

Investors on Brixmor's financial stability. In March 2021,

the government informed Judge Colleen McMahon that it was

could not prove that the alleged accounting corrections part

of a fraud scheme. In addition, the government applied for permission to

dismiss charges against two other executives, Steven Splain and Michael Mortimer, both of whom had previously pleaded

guilty and preparing to collaborate against Carroll and


Government contracts


Japanese company CEO charged with fraud

: In February Sojiro Imahashi, CEO of Kanto Kosan Co.

Ltd. and two employees were charged with conspiracy, serious fraud and

make false claims about their supposed role in a system

Dispose of wastewater illegally. The Navy is worth more than $ 120 million

disputes the company for removal, treatment and contracts

Dispose of contaminated oily sewage (OWW) produced by Naval

Ships, in accordance with Japanese environmental regulations. The

Indictment alleges that the defendants as of 2007

improperly treated water in the ocean and held a tap water tap

Mixture on the treatment ship for environmental assessment purposes.

The plan enabled Kanto Kosan to deceive the US Navy

to think that the correct treatments have taken place and under paying bills

the contracts.

Construction company owner pleads guilty

Fraudulent claim by the company as a disabled veteran property

Small business
: In March Michael Wibracht, the former

Owner of multiple construction companies, known to be guilty of conspiracy

Committing wire transfer fraud and defrauding the United States for its role in

a scheme for obtaining government contracts under the managed programs

from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Wibracht and

others have conspired to order the disabled veteran Ruben Villareal

falsely claim that Villareal owned a construction

Company so that the company qualifies as Service Disabled

Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). From 2004 to 2017 the

The company has won more than $ 250 million in contracts

aside for SDVOSB contractors. Villareal pleaded guilty for his role in

the ruling in November 2020 and both men are for

Sentenced in September 2021. A third conspirator, Michael Angelo

Padron, was also related to the scheme in. accused

March and filed a not guilty plea.

Former General Counsel pleads guilty of $ 100 million

Accounting fraud, agrees to cooperate against the company's

: In May, Brent Whiteley, the former General Counsel of

SAExploration Holdings Inc. (SAExploration), guilty of conspiracy, fraud and

Alleged disability based on his role in an alleged accounting

Fraud scheme. Whiteley or allegedly embezzled between 2011 and 2019

has directed millions of dollars in SAExploration funds to bogus data

Library companies, detected fake receipts and signed fraudulent

Certifications filed with the SEC. The information filed against Whiteley states

that the company's sales for 2015 and 2016 were exaggerated by

more than $ 100 million. As we reported earlier, the SEC also has one

Complaint against SAExploration, Whiteley, and others

Co-conspirators and in June the SEC notified the court that they were one

Compare with Whiteley and co-conspirator Michael Scott who is also

pleaded guilty to criminal law in June. Whiteley's plea

positions him as a cooperating witness in the proceedings against

The former CEO of SAExploration who is on trial in



Son of businessman easily convicted of Panama Papers

for hiding offshore systems
: In March, Joachim Alexander

von der Goltz was sentenced to imprisonment and three years' imprisonment

supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy

Tax evasion, false information and no report

from Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) to the IRS. The

The charges stem from the leak in the 2016 Panama Papers, in which

Millions of confidential Panama law firm client files

Mossack Fonseca were made public, revealing mailbox companies that were the

Law firm founded to serve clients. As we have already reported, von der Goltz

Father, the German private equity manager Harold Joachim von der Goltz,

received a four-year prison sentence (and was sentenced to pay $ 3.4 million

in restitution plus fines) in September 2020 after admission

Using Mossack Fonseca to commit tax evasion and money laundering by

Conceal significant assets related to the foreign country

to plan. Harold von der Goltz was the first admission of guilt that resulted from it

from the Panama Papers; Joachim Alexander von der Goltz was that


Hedge fund manager pays US $ 105 million penalty for tax fraud

on New York
: In February, a multi-billion dollar fund manager

Thomas Sandell and his company Sandell Asset Management Corp.

(SAMC) paid a $ 105 million fine to resolve claims

You got involved in a plan to escape the state and city of New York

Taxes on $ 450 million in deferred management and performance fees.

Sandell and SAMC relied on advice from tax professionals –

including a principal at a Big Four accounting firm – to eliminate

SAMC's New York presence and operations by opening an office in

Boca Raton, Fla., And is the only US company owned by SAMC.

Location while continuing to do business in New York. Especially,

a whistleblower, Tooley LLC, initiated the investigation by filing

a 2018 lawsuit under the New York False Claims Act. The

Settlement agreement assigns $ 22 million of settlement

this whistleblower.

Other noteworthy


Volkswagen executives pay the company? 17.8 million for?

Role in fraud with emissions audits
: Since we last reported on the Volkswagen

Investigations, the Board of Management of Volkswagen announced in June 2021 that

secured? 17.8 million (more than $ 21 million) in personal

Compensation from former executives and board members for their

Role in the Volkswagen emissions scandal. This is in addition to

the nearly 270 million euros in directors and executives

Liability insurance included in the statement. As previously reported, the DOJ Martin. accused

Winterkorn, former CEO of Volkswagen AG and German citizen

and resident, of conspiracy and remittance fraud in May 2018 in

Connection with his knowledge of Volkswagen's diesel emissions

Scam. Winterkorn agreed to pay $ 11.2 million (over $ 13)

Million) to Volkswagen, while the former Audi boss Rupert Stadler – the

was arrested in June 2018 – paying off

4.1 million euros (almost 5 million US dollars) to Volkswagen and Audi. Volkswagen

demanded damages from the two people after an internal

Investigations revealed that Winterkorn and Stadler against breach

a duty of care in the context of the emissions scandal.

Two Italian Fiat executives charged with US emissions

: In April, a federal detachment was unsealed in Michigan

Charges against two Italian nationals who lead diesel managers. were

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy S.p.A. related to conspiracy

Counterfeit emissions controls. The indictment alleges that the two

Men, along with a previously accused co-conspirator, on purpose

the emission control function of a diesel engine used is calibrated

in certain vehicles to produce lower nitrogen oxide emissions, though

The vehicles have been tested. In January 2019, Fiat

Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to contribute more than $ 800 million. to pay

civil law claims that they are illegally using diesel vehicles

Software that enables them to cheat emissions tests.

Police storm football club in Spain and arrest four current ones

and former executives
: In March the Catalan

The police have searched the headquarters of Spanish football

FC Barcelona and arrested four current and former executives,

including the club's CEO, chief legal officer and former

President. The Mossos d & # 39; Esquadra confirmed that its economic

The criminal police had seized evidence from the offices of FC Barcelona and

that four people were arrested. FC Barcelona has announced that it will work with the

Detection. The investigation is reportedly from the so-called

"Barcagate" scandal that revealed that FC Barcelona

secretly paid a marketing company to produce derogatory social media

Media content about people critical of the club, including current ones

and former players. The scandal led to protests and several resignations

Board members and the arrest of the former president of the


Former President of the Salvadoran Football Association

Extradited to the US to face FIFA bribery allegations
: In other

News related to the FIFA Corruption Investigation, in January, earlier

The President of the Salvadoran Football Association, Reynaldo Vasquez, was

Extradited to the US to deal with allegations of bribery

Corruption scandal at FIFA. Prosecutors accuse Vazquez

Bribes to provide media and marketing rights to Salvadoran nationals

Team games. Vasquez was arrested in El Salvador in 2016 and has had since then

fought to prevent extradition. Vasquez pleaded not guilty

is charged and awaiting trial at EDNY. As we reported earlier, there are two South American footballers

Officials were sentenced in December 2017 and several others were convicted

Executives have pleaded guilty as part of this longstanding campaign

Investigations into corruption cases involving FIFA and international players


Delivery &


McAfee Antivirus founder dead after Spanish court orders

Extradition to the USA
: In June, John McAfee, the founder

of the anti-virus software company McAfee Associates was found dead

by apparent suicide in his Spanish prison cell shortly after one

Court ordered him to be extradited to Tennessee

expect allegations of tax evasion. An indictment was unsealed in against McAfee

October 2020 for failure to pay taxes on millions of dollars

Income generated by promoting cryptocurrencies, consulting,

Lecture obligations and sale of the rights to his life story for

a documentation. McAfee was arrested at an airport in Barcelona, ​​the

in the same month and was up to the dissolution of the

Extradition proceedings take place. In March 2021, McAfee was indicted in the southern borough of New

York (SDNY) related to securities fraud and money laundering

Charged with alleged involvement in a pump-and-dump program

Cryptocurrencies in which he would shop cheaply

Cryptocurrencies and then advertise them beforehand in his Twitter feed

Sale. The SDNY's indictment also alleged that McAfee did

its Twitter feed to promote Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) while

hid the fact that the ICO issuers paid McAfee more

than $ 11 million to promote products. The 75-year-old does

Decades of incarceration in Tennessee for tax evasion.

North Korean citizen extradited to face US money

Money laundering fees
: Mun Chol Myung became the first North Korean citizen in March

extradited to the United States after a Malaysian court approved his extradition for a criminal trial

Fees that he has been involved in a money laundering program

Luxury goods to North Korea and defrauded US banks in violation

US and United Nations sanctions. The indictment continues

claims Mun is linked to the North Korean regime

General Bureau Reconnaissance Secret Service affected

to US sanctions. Mun had been detained in Malaysia since May

2019. He pleaded not guilty on all charges and is waiting


The founder of a private equity firm is extradited to the USA

face fraudulent charges
: In January a London

Judges found that Arif Naqvi, a Pakistani Pakistan

Geschäftsmann und Gründer der Abraaj Group, ehemals größter

Private-Equity-Gesellschaft aus dem Nahen Osten, könnte an die USA ausgeliefert werden

im SDNY mit Anklagen wegen Betrugs, Diebstahls, Bestechung und Erpressung konfrontiert.

Naqvi hat angeblich mehr als 400 Millionen US-Dollar von Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen gesammelt collected

Organisationen, die Gelder für den persönlichen Gebrauch veruntreut und

die Insolvenz des Unternehmens verwalten und falsche Angaben zu

Anleger über ihre Investitionen. Die SEC hat auch einen Zivilprozess eingereicht

Klage gegen Naqvi und die Abraaj-Gruppe. Naqvis

einst einflussreiche Investmentgruppe aus Schwellenländern kollabierte in

2018, wobei Abraaj Gläubigern über 1 Milliarde US-Dollar schuldet. Richter Emma

Arbuthnot wies Naqvis Argumente zurück, dass die Auslieferung

seine Menschenrechte wegen des Selbstmordrisikos der Armen verletzen

Zustände in US-Gefängnissen. Naqvi kann gegen die Entscheidung Berufung einlegen

für seine Auslieferung.

Ukrainer wegen Geldwäsche angeklagt

An die USA ausgelieferte Cyberkriminelle
: Im März, Ukrainisch

Die Staatsangehörigen Viktor Vorontsov und Zlata Hanska Muzhuk wurden aus der Tschechischen Republik an ausgeliefert

Texas wird wegen Verschwörung wegen Geldwäsche angeklagt. Staatsanwälte

behaupten, Vorontosov und Muzhuk seien Mitglieder eines Verbrechers

Organisation, die gestohlene 500.000 US-Dollar ausbezahlt und gewaschen hat

Bankkonten der Opfer durch Online-Identitätsdiebe und

Betrüger. Tschechische Behörden verhafteten Vorontosov und

Muzhuk auf Ersuchen des DOJ im Februar 2020 und die Tschechische

Das Justizministerium hat ihre Auslieferungen im Januar 2021 bewilligt und

Dezember 2020 bzw. Beide haben ihre Initialen gemacht

Auftritte vor Gericht, Eingabe von nicht schuldigen Geständnissen.



CEO zu 15 Jahren Haft verurteilt, weil er Patienten erzählt hat, dass der Tod sei

In der Nähe, um unnötige Hospizversorgung zu gewährleisten
: Im

Februar, der CEO der Merida Health Care Group, Inc., Henry McInnis,

wurde wegen seines years zu 15 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt

Rolle in einer Verschwörung des Gesundheitsbetrugs. McInnis wurde angeklagt

mit der Verschwörung mit anderen, um Tausenden von Patienten fälschlicherweise davon zu erzählen

dass sie weniger als sechs Monate zu leben hätten, um sie zur Einschreibung zu bewegen

sie in Hospizprogrammen, um die Einnahmen für seine

Unternehmen. Nach einem dreiwöchigen Prozess, nach dem er gefunden wurde

schuldig, McInnis wurde zu 180 Monaten verurteilt und sein Mitverschwörer

Rodney Mesquias wurde zu 20 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt. Inzwischen,

Jose Garza, ein weiterer Mitverschwörer, der sich schuldig bekannte, wurde verurteilt

zu etwas mehr als zwei Jahren Gefängnis, eine Abkehr von der

ca. vier bis fünf Jahre im Bundes empfohlen

Richtlinien zur Verurteilung.

Finanzplaner zu 17 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt wegen

Kunden betrügen
: Im März Anthony Diaz, ein zertifizierter

Finanzplaner, wurde zu mehr als 17 Jahren Haft verurteilt

nach seiner Verurteilung im Prozess wegen Betrugs von Kunden seiner

Finanzplanungsgeschäft. Laut Anklage verkaufte Diaz alternative Investitionen

Produkte an seine Kunden und versäumte es zu erklären, dass diese

Investitionen fehlten Liquidität und Wiederverkaufswert, sodass über zwei

Dutzend Opfer verlieren zwischen 1,5 und 3,5 Millionen Dollar an Ersparnissen.

Diaz hat auch Dokumente gefälscht, um die Vorschriften von Pennsylvania zu umgehen

zum Schutz der Anleger konzipiert. Die Verteidigung beantragte eine Haftstrafe von zweieinhalb bis

drei Jahre, aber die Regierung argumentierte für 18 bis 20 Jahre und erklärte

dass Diaz "unbußfertig bleibt, nachdem er den Luxus genossen hat"

die unrechtmäßig erworbenen Gewinne, die durch die fehlgeleiteten Kunden gesichert wurden

Vertrauen in seine Integrität."

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