Michigan people interested in federal cases might follow the case involving a man in another state who served time behind bars in 1991 and was recently indicted again in federal court. His previous conviction was for similar white collar crimes with which he is charged this time. As previously, he is accused of involvement in a plot to defraud the U.S. federal government.
The recent indictment involves 19 charges involving $4 million. According to prosecutors, he formed several shell companies under fake identities to get contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense. Court documents show allegations that the man rigged the bids by submitting multiple bids in shell companies’ names to compete with each other. Reportedly, this happened after the U.S. government barred two of his companies from participation in the procurement program.
According to the indictment, the man obtained contracts to supply the Department of Defense with parts. Charges show that he failed to provide some of the parts, and those that he did supply were found not to conform to the standards required by the military applications for which they were needed. However, he allegedly submitted invoices for the parts that he never delivered. Furthermore, court documents show allegations of money laundering to conceal the money paid to his shell companies and his alleged failure to report the IRS income.
Court documents claim the accused man used fake names and addresses to register his shell companies to hide his own identity. Also, he allegedly lied to inspectors of the DoD about his identity. He spent two years in jail for defrauding the federal government in 1991, and prosecutors say he could be sentenced to spend 20 years in federal prison if the current white collar crimes charges result in convictions. Anyone facing similar charges in Michigan will likely retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.