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Maryland Man Sentenced to 96 months for wire fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 1, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Rontrail Jamar Williams, 35, of Clinton, Md., was sentenced today to 96 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a long running wire fraud scheme.  Williams was also ordered to forfeit and pay restitution in the amount of $639,598.97.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew Adelmann, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee.  Williams pled guilty to a criminal information on Oct. 6, 2010.

According to court documents, Williams produced counterfeit checks and counterfeit drivers’ licenses.  He used the counterfeit checks to purchase goods at retail stores in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, and then converted the goods into cash.  Williams also coached others on how to commit similar crimes and supplied them with the means to do so.  The scheme lasted from October 2004 through August 2010, and involved conduct in nine states and the District of Columbia.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Kosta S. Stojilkovic prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

 

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