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Golden Valley man indicted for failing to report to serve federal prison sentence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2011


MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 47-year-old Golden Valley man was
indicted for allegedly failing to report to federal officials to begin serving his prison sentence.
Zack Zafer Dyab was charged with one count of failure to appear.

On September 15, 2011, Dyab was sentenced to 120 months in prison for orchestrating a
mortgage fraud scheme that resulted in the theft of more than $2.5 million from lenders
nationally. The indictment alleges that on October 13, 2011, Dyab did not surrender himself as
ordered by the United States District Court. Dyab was arrested on November 20, 2011, by the
Blaine Police Department, and turned over the U.S. Marshals Service (“USMS”).

If convicted, Dyab faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison. All sentences
will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by
the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation
Division, the USMS, and the Blaine Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
Attorney David J. MacLaughlin.

An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.

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