CLOSED CRIMINAL DIVISION CASES
United States v. Mitchell J. Stein
Court Docket Number: 9:11-cr-80205 (S.D. of Florida)
Court Assigned: This case is assigned to Judge Kenneth A. Marra, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida, Paul G. Rogers Federal Building, 701 Clematis Street, Courtroom 4, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.
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Criminal Charges: On December 13, 2011, Mitchell J. Stein, an attorney for Signalife, Inc. (Signalife), was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to obstruct justice for engaging in a multimillion-dollar market manipulation scheme related to Signalife. Signalife, a South Carolina health care device company was later known as Heart Tronics, Inc., purportedly sold electronic heart monitoring devices. The company's stock was traded under the symbols SGN and HRTT
For more information about the charges, please see below:
Judgment – December 8, 2014
Press Release - Sentencing Outcome, December 5, 2014
Victim Questionnaire: If you would like to submit a Victim Questionnaire you may do so by mailing the document below to: George Clark, Postal Inspector, United States Postal Inspection Service, 615 Chestnut St, Suite 770, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Victim Questionnaire (PDF)
Victim Questionnaire (Fillable PDF)
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