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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Immigration Charges Filed Against Another Bucks County Landscaping Company Executive

Charles Zeiser, 68, of North Carolina, was charged today by Information with five counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  Zeiser was the controller for Land Tech, Enterprises, a landscaping company in Bucks County.  He aided and abetted a fraud scheme in which company employees applied for and fraudulently collected Pennsylvania unemployment compensation while continuing to work full-time for the company.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was defrauded of at least $43,589 from late 2010 to the spring of 2011. 

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 100 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a $1,250,000 fine, and a $500 special assessment.

The case was investigated by United States Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, the Department of State, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laurie Magid.

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An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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