PENDING CRIMINAL DIVISION CASES

United States v. Charles Robert Cummins, et al.
Court Docket Number: 3:05-CR-400-FDW USAO No. 200600412

The cases of all of the defendants identified below are before the Honorable Judge Frank D. Whitney, Courtroom 1, United States Courthouse, 401 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Defendant

 

Court Event

Juan Luis Llamas

 

On November 26, 2007, Juan Luis Llamas pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy (18 U.S.C. § 371), 42 counts of wire fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1343), one count of money-laundering conspiracy (18 U.S.C. 1956(h)), and 19 counts of money laundering (18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B)(I)). He was originally sentenced on December 8, 2008, to 11 years' incarceration and 3 years' supervised release, and ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants. On April 4, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the conviction. Juan Luis Llamas was resentenced in December 2010, following remand, to 126 months of incarceration, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,685,252.46 in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants

Charles Robert Cummins

 

On February 8, 2007, Charles Robert Cummins pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371, 1343, 1341, 2314, 506(a)(2)) and to committing fraud by wire, radio, or television (18 U.S.C. § 1343 and 2). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On April 8, 2008, Cummins was sentenced to 70 months' imprisonment, 3 years' supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,797,597 in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants.

Jesse David Reid

 

On February 8, 2007, Jesse Davie Reid pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371 & 2326) and to committing fraud by wire, radio, or television (18 U.S.C. § 1343 and 2326). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On August 18, 2008, Reid was sentenced to 41 months' incarceration, 3 years' supervised release and ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants.

Joseph Hale

 

On March 21, 2007, Joseph Hale pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371 & 2326) and to wire fraud, aiding & abetting (18 U.S.C. § 1343, 2, & 2326). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On August 18, 2008, Hale was sentenced to 41 months' incarceration, 3 years' supervised release and ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants.

Eric Brandon Shaw

 

On August 27, 2007, Eric Brandon Shaw pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371 & 2326) and to wire fraud, aiding & abetting (18 U.S.C. § 1343 & 2326). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On April 18, 2008, Shaw was sentenced to 34 months' incarceration, 3 years' supervised release, and ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants.

Diane Beverly Siguenza

 

On November 13, 2007, Diane Beverly Siguenza pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371 & 2326) and to wire fraud, aiding & abetting (18 U.S.C. § 1343, 2, & 2326). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On October 29, 2008, Siquenza was sentenced to 80 months' incarceration and ordered to pay $10 million in restitution, jointly and severally with her co-defendants.

Jacob Ronald Chacon Krone

 

On October 7, 2014, Jacob Ronald Chacon Krone, a former fugitive, was arrested. Krone and 11 other defendants were charged in the 86-count third superseding indictment with conspiracy to commit wire fraud (18 U.S.C. § 371), wire fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1343), money laundering conspiracy (18 U.S.C. 1956(h)), and money laundering (18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B)(I)). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On February 19, 2015, Jacob Ronald Chacon Krone, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering charged in a December 2006 third superseding indictment. On August 18, 2015, he was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months of incarceration followed by 3 years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $1,316,769.32 in restitution jointly and severally with his co-defendants.

Joshua Jorane Grimes

 

On October 25, 2007, Joshua Jorane Grimes pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371 & 2326), wire fraud, aiding & abetting (18 U.S. Code § 1343, 2, and 2326), and conspiracy to commit Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B)(I)). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On November 10, 2008, Grimes was sentenced to 108 months’ incarceration, 3 years' supervised release, and ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants.

Michael Robert Kearns

 

On October 25, 2007, Michael Robert Kearns pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371 & 2326), wire fraud, aiding & abetting (18 U.S.C. § 1343, 2, and 2326), and conspiracy to commit Money Laundering (18 U.S. Code § 1956(a)(1)(B)(I) and 1956(h)). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On June 12, 2009, Kearns was sentenced to 108 months’ incarceration, 3 years' supervised release, and ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants.

Marco Antonio Fonseca Krone

 

On October 25, 2007, Michael Robert Kearns pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 371 & 2326), wire fraud, aiding & abetting (18 U.S.C. § 1343, 2, and 2326), and conspiracy to commit Money Laundering (18 U.S. Code § 1956(a)(1)(B)(I) and 1956(h)). Any remaining counts were disposed of at the time of sentencing and as a result of the guilty plea, there was no trial involving this defendant. On June 12, 2009, Kearns was sentenced to 108 months’ incarceration, 3 years' supervised release, and ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants.

Roberto Alberto Fields Curtis and Celin Marcell Chacon Krone are fugitives.

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Updated August 31, 2015