United States v. Epsilon Data Management, LLC

1:21-cr-00006-RM (D. Colo.)

Court Assigned: This case is assigned to the Honorable Raymond P. Moore, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, United States Courthouse, 901 19th Street Denver, CO 80294.  

The information on this website will be updated as new developments arise in the case.

Epsilon Data Management, LLC (“Epsilon”) is charged by information with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.  The information alleges that from approximately July 2008 through July 2017, employees of a unit in Epsilon’s data practice sold data associated to clients engaged in fraudulent mass-mailing schemes.  Epsilon has agreed to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”), which the court has approved, that would provide $150 million in penalties and victim compensation.  The majority of the funds -- $127.5 million -- will be used for compensating victims.   The Court approved deferring the criminal charges at a hearing on January 27, 2021.

The Deferred Prosecution Agreement provides for the appointment of a Claim Administrator, who will report directly to the government.  The Claim Administrator will administer the victim compensation funds to victims for losses from fraudulent mass-mailing schemes operated by individuals who acquired consumer data from Epsilon.  The Deferred Prosecution Agreement requires the selection of a Claim Administrator to be submitted by Epsilon by March 5, 2021.

Please check back to this webpage for additional information about the Claim Administrator and the process for receiving or claiming compensation.

1/27/2021          Press Release

Court Documents

1/19/21              Information

Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Under the “Justice for All Act of 2004,” codified at 18 U.S.C. §3771, a crime victim has specified rights. More information regarding such rights can be found at 18 U.S.C. §3771.

For further information, please see the Justice for All Act (2004) Case Notifications.

Case Violation: 
Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Division
Updated January 27, 2021