United States v. Tully Lovisa et al.

United States v. Tully Lovisa, Shaun Sullivan, and Lorraine Chalavoutis


An indictment charges Tully Lovisa, 55, of Huntington Station, New York; Shaun Sullivan, 37, of Merrick, New York; and Lorraine Chalavoutis, 61, of Greenlawn, New York, with mail fraud, money laundering, and conspiring to commit those offenses.  The indictment also charges Lovisa with perjury and additional wire fraud and money laundering offenses.   The defendants’ prize-promotion mailings led recipients, many of whom were elderly and vulnerable, to believe that they could claim a large cash prize in exchange for a modest fee, according to the indictment.  This was false; victims who submitted fees did not receive large sums of money, the indictment alleges. 

View a list of mailing names associated with the scheme.


The scheme alleged in the indictment began after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Lovisa in 2010 for sending deceptive prize-promotion mailings.  In response to that suit, a court enjoined Lovisa from any involvement with prize-promotion mailings.  But, as alleged in the indictment, Lovisa did not stop.  Rather, the indictment alleges that he worked with Sullivan and Chalavoutis to set up numerous prize-promotion companies using straw owners and aliases to continue defrauding hundreds of thousands of consumers.  Chalavoutis, who provided various important operational services, allegedly helped conceal Lovisa’s and Sullivan’s control of the operation and misled others about the nature of the business.


Scheduled Court Hearing



United States District Court

Eastern District of New York

Long Island Courthouse

100 Federal Plaza, Room 1030

Central Islip, NY 11722


Court documents

7/10/18 – Indictment


If you are a victim of the offense being charged in this case, you may contact the Victim-Witness Coordinator in the Eastern District of New York to help you exercise your rights.

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List of mailing names associated with the scheme:

Addleshaw Bird & Mitchell

Analytical Distribution Authority

Anderson Burges & Smith

Automated Marketing Management

Butler Rose & Jameson

Cantor Benjamin & Associates

Capital Management Group

Capital Reporting Partners

Capital Research Consultants

Certified Distribution Specialists

Consumer Affiliate Network

Direct Notification Advisors

Direct Research Consultants

Donaldson Baker and Associates

Entitlement Distribution Center

Exclusive Selection Committee

Federated Allocation Bureau

Global Worldwide Enterprises

Immediate Disbursement Division

Kingsley, Harper & Hatfield

Media Opportunities Direct

Monetary Allocation Group

Monetary Disbursement Associates

Morgan Phelps & Stern Associates

National Asset Allocation

National Data Advisors

National Monetary Holdings

Northrup Winslow & Partners

Pierce Greene & Associates

Portfolio Management Fund

Rappaport, Hiltner & Crenshaw

Registered Asset Advisors

Registered Disbursement Division

Registered Entitlement Services

Registered Fulfillment Advisory

Research Advisory Associates

Research Fulfillment Bureau

Securities Disbursement Division

Settlement Notification Advisory

Unified Reporting Services

Universal Acquisition Partners

Universal Disbursement Associates

Universal Research Unlimited


Case Name: 
United States v. Tully Lovisa, Shaun Sullivan, and Lorraine Chalavoutis
Case Violation: 
Mail Fraud
Money Laundering
Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
Industry Code: 
Updated August 2, 2018