United States v. George Walther-Meade and Juan Ruiz Gonzalez
The defendants allegedly conspired to unlawfully enrich themselves by falsely representing Ruiz as a third-party subcontractor assisting business operations in Mexico for an American defense, aviation, information technology, and biomedical research company (Company 1). Walther-Meade was allegedly an employee and executive of Company 1 and, together with Ruiz, caused false invoices to be submitted for work that was never performed in order to induce Company 1 to make payments to Ruiz. Walther-Meade and Ruiz then allegedly used those funds fraudulent obtained from Company 1 for their own personal use and benefit.
Date of Indictment: February 9, 2023
Indictment Unsealed: February 13, 2023
Ruiz Guilty Plea: June 15, 2023