Omaha Man Sentenced for Wire Fraud
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that David Lane Musk, 53, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon to 48 months of incarceration after having been found guilty by a federal jury of three counts of wire fraud. Judge Bataillon also ordered Musk to pay restitution in the amount of $126,715.00 and that his prison time be followed by a three year term of supervised release. Musk had been charged by a federal grand jury of defrauding individuals seeking funding for large real estate development projects.
Musk was operating out of a west Omaha location under the business names of Pavilion Capital
Group or Pavilion Commercial Group. Musk represented to people seeking private equity
funding that he had connections with a number of investor funds which could be used to finance
such projects. Musk represented to each of the principals for the development projects that his
connections to those with money required a complete FBI and Interpol background check for
each prospective principal of the development projects. Musk charged $600.00 for the
background checks with full knowledge that he did not have any connections to the equity
funding sources he claimed to represent. Further he did not have the ability, nor intention, to
procure FBI or Interpol background checks.
Musk, who has a 2001 felony conviction for identity theft, was ordered by Judge Bataillon to be placed immediately in the custody of the U.S. Marshal, rather than allowed to self-surrender.