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Olathe Man Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges

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March 25, 2011

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Joseph Dintino, 60, Olathe, Kan., is charged with one count of bank fraud, one count of money laundering and one count of wire fraud. The crime is alleged to have occurred from March 2005 to December 2006 in Olathe, Kan.

The indictment alleges Dintino submitted falsified loan documents to obtain a business loan of $456,000, a line of credit up to $200,000 and an additional line of credit up to $100,000 from Bank of the Prairie in Olathe. He falsified loan documents to overstate his income. In reports to the bank, he overstated his 2003 income by $100,000, his 2004 income by $210,000 and his 2005 income by $340,000. The indictment alleges he committed wire fraud in the purchase of property in the 1900 block of West Fredrickson Circle in Olathe.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on the bank fraud charge, a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the money laundering charge, and a maximum penalty of 30 years and a fine up to $1 million on the wire fraud charge. The Internal Revenue Service and HUD-OIG investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Oakley is prosecuting.


OTHER INDICTMENTS

A grand jury meeting in Kansas City, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

Jorge Pineda-Bustos, 42, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully transporting 11 illegal aliens in the United States. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 3, 2011, in Kingman County, Kan.

The indictment alleges Pineda-Bustos was driving a Chevrolet minivan containing 11 illegal aliens when he was stopped.

Five other citizens of Mexico are charged in the case with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. They are Humberto Hernandez-Garcia, 34; Sabas Martinez-Marin, 35; Eloy Tlahuel-Romero, 21; Brijido Tlahuel, 28; and Maximo Tlahuel-Romero, 34.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Unlawfully transporting illegal aliens: A maximum penalty of five years with parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported: A maximum penalty of two years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Dean D. Green, 51, Olathe, Kan., is charged with one count of Social Security fraud and seven counts of theft of government funds. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from July 1998 to April 2010, in Johnson County, Kan.

The indictment alleges Green received $173,000 from Social Security Administration Title II Disability payments for which he was not eligible. He never properly reported work activity and earnings after being found by Social Security Administration to be medically disabled.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the Social Security fraud charge and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the theft charges. The Social Security Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

Jerome K. Flynn, 66, Perry, Kan., is charged with one count of Social Security fraud and six counts of theft of government funds. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from January 1998 to March 2009 in Jefferson County, Kan.

The indictment alleges Flynn received $98,000 from Social Security Administration Title II Disability payments for which he was not eligible. He never properly reported work activity and earnings after being found by the Social Security Administration to be medically disabled.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the Social Security fraud charge and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the theft charges. The Social Security Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

Jose Luis Sanchez-Martinez, 32, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of possessing false identification documents to be employed, three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of misusing a Social Security number to deceive the U.S. Air Force and one count of making a false statement on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form submitted to his employer, Cornejo & Sons, Inc. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2001 and 2007 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
False documents to be employed: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years on each count to run consecutively to any underlying sentence.
Misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Making a false statement on an I-9 form: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Daniel Martinez-Reyes, 21, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, one count of possession of false documents to be employed, one count of making a false statement on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form for his employer, Ghengis Grill in Wichita, and one count of misusing a Social Security number. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2010 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Unlawful possession of a firearm by an illegal alien: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
False documents to be employed: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Making a false statement on an I-9 form: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Arturo Villarreal-De Santiago, 44, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of possession of false document documents to be employed, three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false statement on an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form and one count of misusing a Social Security number to deceive his employer, Tramco Inc. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in March 2007 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
False documents to be employed: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years on each count to run consecutively to any underlying sentence.
Making a false statement on an I-9 form: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and fine up to $250,000.
Misusing a Social Security number: A maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Wardell L. Williams, III, 20, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 4, 2011, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

Rudolfo Jaquez-Luna, 35, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Feb. 28, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years without parole in federal prison. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Efrain Rolando Pomaquiza, 40, a citizen of Ecuador, is charged with one count of possessing a false identification document to be employed, four counts of aggravated identity theft and three counts of producing a false identification document.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
False documents to be employed: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years on each count to run consecutively to any underlying sentence.
Producing a false identification document: A maximum penalty of 15 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

 

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