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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