Case Status Information
Evolution Marketing Group
This web page will be updated as court events are scheduled in this matter. Sentencing in criminal cases does not take place at the time of entry of a guilty plea, but sometime later.
Thank you for contacting the United States Attorney's Office regarding your investment with Evolution Marketing Group ("EMG"). The federal government is continuing to investigate the operations of EMG and is working to recover funds to return to injured investors. Please note that until an order of forfeiture is entered in the United States' favor after the resolution of either the civil forfeiture or criminal prosecution, the United States is unable to release any funds to victims.
Gracias por comunicarse con la Oficina de Fiscalia Federal en cuanto a su inversión con Evolution Marketing Group ("EMG"). El gobierno federal continúa su investigación sobre las operaciones de EMG y está trabajando en recuperar fondos para devolver a los inversionistas afectados. Note, por favor, que el gobierno no puede absolver los fondos apoderados a las victimas hasta que una resolución, ya sea confiscación civil o prosecusión criminal, y una orden the confiscación haya sido anotada en favor los Estados Unidos.
Included below is a Victim Information Sheet. If you have not previously completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, please complete one and return it by regular mail not later than January 31, 2013, to the address listed on the form. If you have already completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, do not submit a second one.
Incluímos abajo una Forma the Información de Victima. Si usted no ha completado y devuelto esta forma anteriormente, por favor complete y devuelvala por correo regular a la dirección que aparece en la forma no más tardar 31 de Enero de 2013. No someta otra forma si usted ya la completó y devolvió.
UPDATE (10/31/2012): If you previously completed and submitted a Victim Information Sheet but did not submit documents to support your claimed loss, you MUST submit those documents or your claim may not be considered for restoration/remission purposes. Supporting documents include, but are not limited to: cancelled checks, wire transfers receipts, bank statements, receipts, agreements, contracts, monthly statements, correspondence (including e-mail) between yourself and operators/employees of the alleged fraud, and/or computer screen shots regarding your account.
The more documents you provide, the easier it will be to verify your claimed loss. Please send all supporting documents by regular mail no later than January 31, 2013, to the United States Secret Service, Attn: Agent Tom Campbell, 390 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 1300, Orlando, FL 32801. If you have already completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, DO NOT submit a second one, but please make sure that your name is clearly identified on each page of any documents you provide.
NEW (10/31/2012)! It is very important that you provide documentation which supports your claim of investment with EMG. Without such documentation, the United States may not be able to verify the amount of your investment. IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY SUPPLIED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, please provide them immediately. As noted above, such documents may include cancelled checks, wire transfer receipts, certifications, and other related financial documentation. Additional documentation that may be considered are EMG website screen shots of account statements and notices/updates from EMG and/or its administrators, videos of EMG rallies/conferences, and PowerPoint presentations from EMG rallies/conferences. The more information that is provided, the easier it will be to verify your claim of investment.
NOTICE (updated 10/31/2012): Victims of federal crime are free to seek the advice of an attorney regarding their rights, including the right to restitution. As noted below, while you can be represented by an attorney regarding restitution, it is not a requirement. If a determination is made that you are entitled to restitution, it will be ordered by the Court, and is not based upon whether you have retained an attorney or not. If you are represented by an attorney, however, you must still comply with all the requirements including providing documentation to support your claimed investment with EMG.
The United States government does not charge crime victims fees of any kind. Specifically, the United States government does not charge for any work that the government performs related to its criminal prosecution, including for collection of restitution. If you are contacted by any person, business, or other organization claiming to be a representative of the United States government, the United States Attorney's Office, any prosecutor, investigator, or other person or entity involved in the prosecution pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, do not provide that person(s) with any money or information and contact us immediately at our e-mail address: USAFLM.ORLVW@usdoj.gov. Please include the word "EMG" in the subject line of the e-mail and your name and address in the body of the e-mail. We will reply as promptly as possible but please allow 2-3 working days.
If you are deemed to be a victim in this case, restitution amounts will be determined by the district court judge when the defendant is sentenced in a criminal prosecution. If there is no restitution ordered in the criminal prosecution or if the United States forfeits funds in a civil forfeiture action and there is no criminal prosecution, your claim for reimbursement will be considered through a process known as "remission". The United States also does not charge for any work that it performs if your claim for reimbursement is considered through the remission process. (Administrative costs may be deducted from forfeited amounts prior to disbursement.) While you are free to retain your own attorney or legal counsel to represent you during the processes, we do not require that you have any attorney or legal counsel to seek restitution or file a claim for remission.
Case Status(updated 4/5/2011): Investigation continuing. Civil asset forfeiture case stayed until further notice.
Next scheduled court event: none
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The Office of U.S. Attorney
Robert E. O'Neill
USA Activities in
the Middle District of Florida
Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.
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EMG - Evolution Marketing Group