Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Fraudulent Ebay Auctions
Orlando, FL - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that a federal jury today found Adam Boswell (34, Los Angeles, California) guilty of six counts of wire fraud and two counts of interstate transportation of stolen property. Boswell faces a maximum penalty of twenty years on each count of wire fraud and ten years on each count of interstate transportation of stolen property. Sentencing is scheduled for August 16, 2012.
Adam Boswell was indicted on March 9, 2011.
According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Boswell conducted fraudulent eBay auctions, falsely claiming to have gold coins (“Krugerrands”) to sell. As part of the bidding process, 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 is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Katherine Ho.