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Mitchell Man Indicted for Bank Fraud

January 18, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mitchell man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for bank fraud.

William D. Weier, doing business as Auto Xpress, Inc., age 48, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 10, 2012, for bank fraud. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on January 17, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 30 years’ imprisonment and/or a $1,000,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Weier is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI. Assistant US Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case. Weier was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.



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