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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Monday, December 4, 2017

Former GM of Local Car Dealership Sentenced on Federal Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO – William Cafarella was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to repay $201,335.25 as a result of a fraud and kickback scheme he committed in 2011 through 2013 while General Manager of West County Honda in Ellisville, Missouri.


Cafarella admitted to holding himself out as the owner of the dealership and demanding cash kickbacks from vendors.


Cafarella, 43, of Davie, Florida, pled guilty in August to one felony count of wire fraud. He appeared to today for sentencing in front of U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig.


The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Albus is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated December 4, 2017