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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Son and Mother Arrested in Connection with Branded Restaurant Fraud Scheme

     PHOENIX, Ariz. – Frank Capri, 52, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and his mother Debbie Corvo, 68, of Cave Creek, Arizona, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle H. Burns following their arrest earlier today.  On January 28, 2020, a federal grand jury returned a 16-count indictment charging Capri, Corvo, and another individual with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with the operation of various branded restaurant locations in Arizona and across the United States.  The trial is currently scheduled for April 7, 2020, before United States District Judge John J. Tuchi.

     An indictment is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Financial Fraud
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Updated February 5, 2020