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Case Number: 3:22-cr-00026
Judge: Alvin W. Thompson
Court: United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (New Haven County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in New Haven
Description: New Haven, Connecticut criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with wire fraud.
"Federal wire fraud law is codified in 18 U.S.C. § 1343. It prohibits the use of interstate wire, radio, or television communications to defraud someone.
To convict someone of wire fraud, the government must prove the following elements:
The defendant devised or intended to devise a scheme to defraud.
The defendant used interstate wire, radio, or television communications in furtherance of the scheme.
The defendant intended to defraud someone.
The scheme to defraud can be anything from a simple lie to a complex financial scam. It can also be a scheme to obtain property or services by deception.
The defendant must have used interstate wire, radio, or television communications in furtherance of the scheme. This means that the defendant must have used these communications to carry out the scheme or to make it possible.
The defendant must have intended to defraud someone. This means that the defendant must have known that the scheme was fraudulent and that it would deceive someone.
Wire fraud is a serious crime. It is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Here are some examples of wire fraud:
A scammer sends a phishing email that looks like it is from a bank. The email asks the recipient to click on a link and enter their bank account information. The link takes the recipient to a fake website that looks like the bank's website. The recipient enters their bank account information, and the scammer steals their money.
A scammer calls a person and pretends to be a government official. The scammer tells the person that they owe back taxes and that they will be arrested if they do not pay the taxes immediately. The person pays the scammer money, but the scammer is not a government official and the person does not owe back taxes.
A scammer creates a fake website that sells investment products. The scammer convinces people to invest money in the products, but the products are worthless. The scammer steals the money from the investors.
If you think you may have been a victim of wire fraud, you should report it to the police and to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You can also file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)."
Outcome: Defendant was committed to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a period of 9 months. Supervised Release for a term of 3 years. Special Assessment of $100.00, due and payable immediately. Restitution of $1,063,762.83, due and payable as set forth in the Restitution Order.