Closed Criminal Division Cases
United States v. Martin B. Carter
Court Docket Number: 1:11-cr-00278-RMC
This case is assigned to the Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer, United States District Court Judge for the District of Columbia, United States Courthouse, 333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C 20001.
On October 25, 2013, Martin Carter was sentenced to time served and 36 months of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $2,156,000 in restitution jointly and severally with Mitchell Stein. On October 5, 2011, in the District of Columbia, Carter, the former Chief Technology Officer of Heart Tronics, Inc., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and obstruction of justice (Count 1: 18 U.S.C. § 371) charged in September 2011 criminal information stemming from a conspiracy to create the appearance of sales volume, revenue and other material financial and business information for a publicly traded corporation. Previously, Carter was charged by complaint with one count of making false statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and arrested in Boca Raton, Florida, in June 2011.
In a related case, United States v. Mitchell J. Stein, a jury found Stein guilty on all counts on May 20, 2013. Stein was charged in a December 2011 indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to obstruct justice stemming from a five-year, multi-million dollar market manipulation fraud scheme. Sentencing has been rescheduled for February 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. before U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth A. Marra in Courtroom 4, Paul G. Rogers Federal Building, 701 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. Also, in another related case in the Central District of California, United States v. Ajay K. Anand, Anand, a former investor in and consultant for Signalife, was sentenced to one year of probation. Anand pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stemming from his making false and misleading statements about his knowledge of and involvement in certain activities of Signalife.