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Date: 05-24-2023

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United States of America v. Dalton Haas

Case Number: 5:22-cr-00051

Judge: John Preston Bailey

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (Ohio County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Wheeling

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Description: Wheeling, West Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently obtaining loans made available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dalton Haas, also known as Dalton Nassar, 27, pled guilty to wire fraud in February 2023. Haas admitted to making false statements about the gross revenues, the cost of goods sold, and the number of employees for the Lebanese Restaurant & Bakery, the Wheeling Wine Festival, the West Virginia Hockey League, and the Wheeling Hockey Association. Haas obtained a total of $20,000 in CARES Act funding as part of his scheme. He attempted to fraudulently obtain loans on three other occasions but was unsuccessful.

Upon his release from prison, Haas will be under the supervision of federal probation officers for three years. Haas paid restitution in full prior to sentencing.

The United States Sentencing Guidelines called for a range of punishment for Haas of between 4 and 10 months, based upon the amount of loss and his criminal history. The sentence imposed was at the highest end of the Guidelines.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Conklin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.


Outcome: Defendant to be incarcerated for a term of Ten (10) months; Supervised Release: 3 years; Special Assessment: $100.00 paid; Fine: N/A; Restitution: $20,000.00 Paid; Forfeiture: Money Judgment $20,000.00.

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