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US v Holston


Charges have been filed against defendant(s) James Holston. The lead prosecutor for this case is Robin B. Mark. The main charge is categorized as Postal Service Crimes.

Beginning in 2012 and continuing through in or about February 2018, JAMES HOLSTON owned and operated FBM and Associates. FBM and Associates was a for-profit business located in Jefferson County within the Northern District of Alabama that was in the business of assisting customers with improving or repairing their credit scores, with the goal of improving their abilities to obtain credit from businesses, credit card companies, and financial institutions and/or the terms under which they could obtain credit. Beginning in or about 2012 and continuing through in or about February 2018, FBM and Associates created and sent false police reports to credit reporting agencies claiming that customers were victims of identity fraud. FBM and Associates used the false and fraudulent police reports to attempt to dismiss or discharge outstanding debts and remove legal issues for numerous clients.

Victim Impact Statement Form

Please submit Victim Impact Statements no later than April 9th, 2021

Statement can be submitted via email to or via mail to the following address:

United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama

Attn: Tonja Benninger

1801 4th Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

Charging Document

Next Court Date

Change of Plea is scheduled on February 23, 2021, 11:00 AM at Hugo L Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL for the case which involves defendant(s) James Holston. The purpose of this hearing is for the defendant(s) to enter a plea of guilty.

On February 23, 2021, defendant James Holston pled guilty to the charges listed below. Any remaining counts will be disposed of at the time of sentencing. As a result of the guilty plea, there will be no trial involving this defendant.

Description of Charge(s) Disposition

1 Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US Guilty

1 Fraud and related activity - id documents Guilty

The sentencing hearing for defendant(s), James Holston, has been set for June 23, 2021, 11:00 AM at Hugo L

Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL before Judge Anna Manasco.



Contact Information

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Updated February 24, 2021