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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud
In Scheme That Cost His Employer More Than $100,000
-Defendant Sold Unnecessary Software to His Employer-

     WASHINGTON - James R. Revell, 47, of Springfield, Va., pled guilty today to mail fraud for scheming to cheat his employer of more than $100,000, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

     Revell pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson scheduled sentencing for March 5, 2014. The charge carries a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison. Under federal sentencing guidelines, the likely range is a sentence of 12 to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $30,000.

     According to the government’s evidence, Revell carried out a scheme between at least November 2011 and January 2012 to defraud his then-employer, the Advisory Board Company. At the time, Revell was the firm’s director for information technology. Without informing any member of the Advisory Board Company’s staff, he incorporated another company, GTM Tech. This company was set up solely to send software to the Advisory Board Company.

     From November 2011 through January 2012, Revell initiated three separate and unnecessary purchase orders on behalf of the Advisory Board Company to GTM Tech that totaled $104,642. None of the programs actually provided any service or benefit.

     Revell has since paid $104,642 in restitution to the company.

     In announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Machen, Assistant Director in Charge Parlave and Chief Lanier commended the work of those who investigated the case from the FBI and MPD. They also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Donna Galindo and Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Selden, who is prosecuting the case.





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