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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

MURPHY, TEXAS MAN ARRESTED FOR FEDERAL BANK FRAUD_AND IDENTITY THEFT VIOLATIONS

 

            (SHERMAN, TX)  U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 43-year-old Murphy, Texas man has been arrested on charges of bank fraud and identity theft in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            CLIFFORD WAYNE ROBERTSON appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Amos L. Mazzant to be formally charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

            According to the Indictment, an investigation determined that Robertson claimed to be a real estate investment advisor who hosted A.M. radio real estate investment talk shows and in-person seminars.  Beginning in December 2007, Robertson is alleged to have used the identity of another person to submit a fraudulent personal financial statement to a lending institution in order to obtain money by false pretenses.  Robertson was indicted on Sept. 10, 2009 and was arrested today in Dallas, Texas. 

            If convicted, Robertson faces up to 32 years in federal prison.

            This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tammy Reno.

            It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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