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Case Number: 1:22-cr-00298
Judge: Lawrence E. Kahn
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (Albany County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Albany
Defendant's Attorney: Danielle Neroni
Description: Albany, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Christopher Mozone, age 36, of Albany, pleaded guilty to commit wire fraud, Mozone admitted that he conspired to obtain a $124,800 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by falsely representing on a loan application that he owned a business when no such business existed. Mozone then spent the loan proceeds—which were supposed to be used for business purposes—on personal expenses, including nearly $10,000 in jewelry and a trip to Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, to begin after Mozone is released from prison, and ordered him to pay $43,378.08 in restitution to the SBA.
This case was investigated by the USSS. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joshua R. Rosenthal and Michael D. Gadarian prosecuted the case.
Outcome: Upon the plea of Guilty to Count 1 of the Information, defendant is committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a period of 41 months (to run concurrent to the sentence imposed in Albany County Court Docket No. 21-9659). Upon release, defendant is placed on a term of supervised release for a period of 3 years. Standard and special conditions of supervision apply as stated on the record. The Court orders restitution in the amount of $43,378.08 due immediately. No fine is imposed. A special assessment of $100 is due and payable immediately.