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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Julian Marie Breslow Sentenced To 2 ½ Years Imprisonment

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that yesterday in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced JULIAN MARIE BRESLOW , 53, of Fort Lauderdale, FL to 30 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.
BRESLOW was named in an Indictment filed on February 11, 2014 charging her with Major Fraud, False Statements, Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft.  On September 12, 2014, BRESLOW pled guilty to Count 3 of the Indictment, false statements to the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001.

According to the investigation, BRESLOW owned Pompano Masonry Corporation, one of the largest masonry companies in the United States, through a revocable trust.  To give Pompano an edge in getting business, BRESLOW set up Breslow Construction LLC as a woman owned small business in the name of herself and her two daughters, one of whom was a minor at the time, the other was a law student.  But Breslow Construction was never a separate, independent business from Pompano and therefore did not qualify as a small business.  BRESLOW used Breslow Construction to apply for and receive over $30 million of masonry subcontracts on large federal projects.  BRESLOW used her daughter’s identity to assist her in the fraud, in one case, having her daughter’s signature stamped on a $15 million contract without her knowledge or permission.

AUSA Bragdon stated, “The kind of fraud Breslow committed undermines the purpose and effectiveness of preferences given to small businesses.  BRESLOW victimized her own family when she decided to use her daughters’ names in committing the fraud.”

"DCIS continues our aggressive investigative efforts, in partnership with other agencies, to ensure the integrity of all defense programs, to include military construction contracts, which ultimately benefit our dedicated Warfighters," said John Khin, Special Agent in Charge, Southeast Field Office, Defense Criminal Investigative Service.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Defense Criminal Investigative Services, Naval Criminal Investigative Services, and Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General.  David Bragdon was the assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to the case.

Updated July 14, 2015