California Man Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal Prison For Fraudulent E-Bay Auctions
Orlando, FL - U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway sentenced Adam Boswell (33, Los Angeles, California) today to 46 months in federal prison for wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. As part of his sentence, the court also ordered Boswell to pay $360,743.76 in restitution. A federal jury found Boswell guilty of the charges on May 25, 2012.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Boswell conducted fraudulent eBay auctions, falsely claiming to have gold coins to sell. Victims sent Boswell payments totaling approximately $345,000. Boswell received the victims’ monies, but failed to deliver the coins. Among other purposes, he used their money to buy property in Tennessee.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Katherine Ho.