Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty To Mail And Computer Fraud Charges
NORFOLK, Va. – Michael Holub, 48, of Norfolk, Virginia, pleaded guilty today to mail and computer fraud.
Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States Magistrate Judge Tommy E. Miller.
Holub was charged in a criminal indictment returned on September 10, 2013, with nine counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud, and one count of computer fraud. Holub faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the mail fraud charge and a $250,000 fine, and a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison on the computer fraud charge and a fine of $250,000 when he is sentenced on March 6, 2015, in Norfolk, by United States District Judge Arenda Wright Allen.
According to a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Holub worked as a project manager for Convergint Technologies, LLC, a national supplier of security equipment that had offices in Newport News. Convergint is a distributor of security equipment manufactured by Lenel Systems International, Inc., in the Hampton Roads area and its products that are not available to the general public. An audit conducted by Convergint revealed that from 2010 to 2013, Holub stole Convergint/Lenel equipment and sold it over the internet on eBay. He used a computer and email account provided by Convergint in furtherance of the fraud. Holub mailed the products through the United States and abroad, including at least one package of Lenel Systems equipment to China, causing a loss of over $100,000 to Convergint.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and Virginia State Police. Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian Samuels is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:14CR56.