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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 27, 2015

Deland Businessman Sentenced To 78 Months For Fraud Scheme

Orlando, Florida - Senior United States District Judge John Antoon, II has sentenced Stephen B. Deluca (58, Deland) to six years and six months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The Court also sentenced him to serve three years of supervision after his release, and ordered him to pay $18,701,804 in restitution. A federal jury found Deluca guilty in March 2013.

Evidence presented during the ten-day trial established that Deluca, the president and sole shareholder of Delco Oil, Inc., had engaged in a scheme to defraud several FDIC-insured banks and a private finance company (CapitalSource Financial Services) by falsely inflating the amount and value of Delco=s inventory and accounts receivable, which were then used to secure revolving lines of credit. The scheme resulted in more than $18 million in losses to CapitalSource.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac D. Heavener, III.

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Updated February 4, 2016