Philadelphia Man Charged With Fraud
Anthony Baxter, age 41, of Philadelphia, was charged in two separate Indictments, unsealed today, with mail fraud, wire fraud, loan fraud, bankruptcy fraud, passport fraud, and misuse of a Social Security number, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, Baxter defrauded the Pennsylvania Victims Compensation Assistance Program of $5,000 by filing a claim containing false information seeking reimbursement for funeral expenses. Baxter was arrested today. A detention hearing scheduled for January 17, 2011.
If convicted, Baxter faces a maximum possible statutory sentence of 130 years imprisonment, a five-year period of supervised release, a $3.5 million fine, and a $1,100 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Diplomatic Security Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Grigsby.
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