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Waterloo Man Charged With Failing To Surrender For Service Of Federal Sentence

September 25, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

Roy Lee Turner, III, age 31, from Waterloo, Iowa, has been charged with one count of failing to surrender for service of a federal sentence. The charge is contained in an Indictment unsealed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

The Indictment alleges that, on or about May 21, 2012, Turner failed to surrender to the United States Marshal for service of a federal sentence as ordered by the court. Turner had previously been sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Linda R. Reade to five years’ imprisonment on one count of federal financial aid fraud.

If convicted, Turner faces a possible maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

Turner appeared today in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond. Turner’s next appearance for trial is set for November 26, 2012.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Peter Deegan and was investigated by the United States Department of Education and the United States Marshal’s Service.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 12-63.



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