Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
U.S. v. Willougby Farr, Case No. 9:10-cr-80021-DMM (SD FL)
Most recent update 5/11/10 (See end of document)
On February 16, 2010, Willoughby Farr was charged in an indictment with two counts of wire fraud and six counts of mail fraud. The indictment alleges that Farr arranged for charges to be placed on consumers’ telephone bills for calls that were not made. The indictment was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in West Palm Beach, and involved Willoughby Farr’s conduct through three companies: Nationwide Connections, Inc., Access One Communications, Inc., and Connect One Communications, Inc. A press release dated February 17, 2010, from the U.S. Department of Justice is here. The indictment is here.
Farr’s initial appearance in federal court is scheduled for February 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.at Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 701 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401..
The Federal Trade Commission previously brought a civil action against Farr. Information about that case can be found on the FTC web page: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/03/cram.shtm
It should be remembered that an indictment is not evidence of criminal activity, and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven otherwise.
Willoughby Farr made his initial appearance in the Southern District of Florida on February 19, 2010. On February 26, 2010, the court entered an order of detention and, as a result, Farr will be incarcerated until further order of the court. Plea Hearing in this matter has been scheduled for May 5, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
On May 5, 2010, Willoughby Farr pled guilty to two counts of mail fraud. Sentencing has been scheduled for July 27, 2010.