Convicted Scammer Charged With Committing A Crime While On Pre-Trial Release
Patrick J. Shelow, 58, of Asheville, North Carolina was charged today by Indictment with wire fraud and committing a crime while on pre-trial release, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of one hundred and ten years imprisonment, three years supervised release, a $1.25 million fine, and a $500 special assessment. In 2010, Shelow was charged with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud two Philadelphia-area victims of approximately $1.2 million. A jury found Shelow guilty of this crime in December 2011. The government alleges that while on pre-trial release Shelow defrauded two other victims in a similar manner.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Axelrod.
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