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Gardiner Man Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ervin Morrison III, 23, of Gardiner, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to wire fraud charges.

According to court records, between about June 2014 and July 2015, Morrison entered into contracts promising goods and services to five individuals and companies and for which he collected over $27,000 in advance payments.  At the time he entered the contracts, Morrison had no intention or ability to provide the goods and services and he did not provide them.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine State Police, the Brunswick Police Department, and the Monson, Massachusetts Police Department.

Updated June 17, 2016

Financial Fraud