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United States v. Hector Absi, 2:16-CR-00027 MCE


6/13/2022 a restitution hearing will be held.

4/11/2022 at 9:00 a.m., in Courtroom 3 - U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentencing - Hector Absi, 51, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced today to two years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and securities fraud.

12/2/2021 at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 7 - U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. sentencing

1/21/21 at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 7 - U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. status conference

9/17/20 at 10:00 a.m., Courtroom 7 - U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. scheduled to sentence Hector Absi.

12/20/19-Order granting United States' Motion to Alternative Victim Notification Procedures. (


10/17/19-Absi Plea - On October 17, 2019, Hector Absi pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and securities fraud. (Press Release)

2/11/16-Criminal Indictment - On February 11, 2016, a federal grand jury charged Hector Absi with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and securities fraud; substantive counts of mail, wire, and securities fraud; and with other securities-related charges associated with his work at Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), a company that developed and sold “bio-based” pesticides and is headquartered in Davis, California.  (Press Release)


VICTIM RIGHTS (Click here for additional information)


Federal crime victims* have the following rights, as set forth in the Justice for All Act of 2004, 18 U.S.C. §3771(a):

(1) The right to be reasonably protected from the accused.

(2) The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding, or any parole proceeding, involving the crime or of any release or escape of the accused.

(3) The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding.

(4) The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding.

(5) The reasonable right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case.

(6) The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law.

(7) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.

(8) The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim's dignity and privacy.

(9) The right to be informed in a timely manner of any plea bargain or deferred prosecution agreement.

(10) The right to be informed of the rights under this section and the services described in section 503(c) of the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 10607(c)) and provided contact information for the Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman of the Department of Justice.

*Under the statute, the term crime victim means a person directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia. In the case of a crime victim who is under 18 years of age, incompetent, incapacitated, or deceased, the legal guardians of the crime victim or the representatives of the crime victim's estate, family members, or any other persons appointed as suitable by the court, may assume the crime victim's rights under this chapter, but in no event shall the defendant be named as such guardian or representative.

If you believe you were a victim



Updated April 11, 2022