OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
September 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charles Town Resident Enters Plea in Federal Court
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 49 year old Charles Town, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on September 12, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that: CARL DOUGLAS MEYER a/k/a LENY VAN GEND entered a plea of guilty to one count of mail fraud by mailing a list of items for sale to a customer. MEYER devised a scheme to sell forged autographs of sports celebrities and used the mail to send the merchandise and receive payment from customers. MEYER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.
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