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*****Media advisory*****

Federal and State Officials to Announce Charges in $100 Million Corporate Fraud Scheme

September 9, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. - Officials from the Virginia Financial and Securities Fraud Task Force will hold a press conference TODAY, SEPT. 9, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. to announce charges in a $100 million fraud scheme with more than 800 victims nationwide.

            WHO:             Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
                                    Denis McInerney, Chief of the Fraud Section of the Justice Department’s
                                                Criminal Division
                                    Stephen Obie, Acting Director of Enforcement for the
                                                Commodity Futures Trading Commission
                                    Michael Morehart, Special Agent in Charge of the
                                                FBI Richmond Field Office
                                    Steven F. Hadra, Postal Inspector/Team Leader of the U.S. Postal Inspection
                                                Service – Charlotte Division – Richmond, Va., Field Office
                                    Rebecca A. Sparkman, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue
                                                Service Criminal Investigation’s Washington, D.C., Field Office
                                      Philip de Haas, Deputy General Counsel–Financial Services
                                                for the Virginia State Corporation Commission

            WHEN:          TODAY, SEPT. 9, 2010
                                    2:00 P.M.

            WHERE:       U.S. Attorney’s Office
                                    600 E. Main Street, 18th Floor
                                    Richmond, VA
                                    OPEN PRESS

NOTE: All media seeking to participate in the press conference must present valid media credentials to security before entering the U.S. Attorney’s Office.



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