Pending Criminal Division Cases

United States v. Mark Wogsland and Bret Naggs
Court Docket No.: 2:18-cr-00130 (E.D. Wisconsin)

Court Assigned: This case is assigned to the Honorable Lynn Adelman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, United States Federal Building and Courthouse, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave, WI 53202.


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Criminal Charges: On June 15, 2018, the court unsealed a June 12, 2018 indictment charging Bret Naggs and Mark Wogsland, former finance executives at Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc., a trucking and logistics company, with one count of conspiracy to make false statements to a public company’s accountants and to falsify books, records, and accounts of a public company; one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud; two substantive counts of securities fraud; and four substantive counts of wire fraud.  The charges stem from Naggs and Wogsland participating in an accounting fraud scheme that resulted in an estimated loss to Roadrunner’s shareholders of over $240 million.

In addition, on June 15, 2018, Brett Naggs and Mark Wogsland made their initial appearance in front of Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph. Both defendants were released on bond.

For more information about the charges, please see below:
Indictment
Press Release – June 15, 2018

The information on this website will be updated as new developments arise in the case. If you have any questions, please call the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov.


Presumption of Innocence: It is important to keep in mind that an indictment contains allegations only, and that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty and that presumption requires both the court and our office to take certain steps to ensure that justice is served.

Crime Victims’ Rights Act and Right to Retain Counsel: The Crime Victims’ Rights Act (18 U.S.C. § 3771) applies only to victims of the counts charged in federal court, and thus individuals may not be able to exercise all of these rights if the crime of which the individual is a victim was not charged. Section 377I(c)(2) of this Act requires that we advise you that you have the right to retain counsel. Although the statute specifically sets forth your right to seek advice of an attorney with regard to your rights under the statute, there is no requirement that you retain counsel. The Government may not recommend any specific counsel, nor can the Government (or the Court) pay for counsel to represent you. Government attorneys represent the United States.

If you elect to obtain counsel to represent your interests, please have your attorney notify this office in writing at: U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Bond Building, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20530, Attention: Victim Witness Unit; fax: (202) 514-3708; or email: victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov. If you elect not to retain counsel to represent your interests, you do not need to do anything.

Plea Agreements: Please be aware that many criminal cases are resolved by plea agreement between the Department of Justice and the defendant. You should also know that it is not unusual for a defendant to seek to negotiate a plea agreement shortly before trial is scheduled to begin. Plea agreements can be made at any time and as late as the morning of trial, leaving little or no opportunity to provide notice to you of the date and time of the plea hearing. If the court schedules a plea hearing in this case, we will use our best efforts to notify you of available information as soon as practicable. If you want to inform the prosecutor of your views regarding potential plea agreements, or any other aspect of the case, please call the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov, and we will put you in touch with the prosecutor.

 

Updated November 8, 2018

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