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BURBACK SENTENCED AND RETURNS FORFEITED PROPERTY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2012

On April 5, 2012, Adam Burback (Age 29) of Milwaukee, was sentenced in federal court by United States District Judge Rudolph T. Randa to six months in prison plus one year of supervised release. Burback previously pleaded guilty to removing and concealing property that was subject to forfeiture to the United States in connection with the earlier prosecution of Sujata Sachdeva. Ms. Sachdeva was convicted of perpetrating a large scale fraud against her former employer, the Koss Corporation, and had used proceeds from her fraud to purchase property, including the property removed and concealed by Burback. Sachdeva was sentenced on November 17, 2010, by United States District Judge Lynn Adelman to 11 years in prison.

As part of his plea agreement, Burback turned over any and all property obtained directly or indirectly from Ms. Sachdeva, including any property removed from Sachdeva’s home. The government ultimately recovered numerous items from Burback, including artwork, jewelry, china, purses, women’s shoes, men’s and women’s clothing, linens, glasses, plates, bowls, candlesticks, kitchen items, electronics, a television, mirrors, furniture, vases, Llladro and Lenox figurines, luggage, and picture frames.

These items are scheduled to be sold at auction on April 21st and 22nd, 2012, by the operators of Ivana’s Trunk, which is located in Mequon, Wisconsin. There will be a 2-hour preview of the items on April 20, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information concerning the sale, including photographs of some of the items, can be found at the website for Ivana’s Trunk.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew L. Jacobs

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