United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Announces Participation in National Money Mule Initiative; Obtains Three Civil Injunctions Against Alleged Money Mules Involved in Lottery Scams
PHILADELPHIA - Alyson Cesarz, 43, of Allen Park, Michigan, was charged by information, filed December 1, 2015, with five counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. As the owner of Parklane Commercial Lending, Cesarz told clients that she would seek financing for their commercial projects in amounts ranging from fifteen million dollars to almost one billion dollars. She required the clients to pay a large, allegedly refundable deposit, of over $100,000, and for one client over $500,000. Cesarz did not obtain financing for the clients or return the refundable deposits. Four victims were defrauded of at least $1,148,000.
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 100 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a fine, and a $500 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laurie Magid.
An information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.