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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Leroy Township Man Sentenced To Nearly Six Years In Prison For Fraud

A Leroy Township man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for fraud that occured during his employment as a project manager with The Fowler Company which cost the company nearly $1 million, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Jeffrey A. Boring, 50, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud involving schemes to defraud The Fowler Company and ESI, Inc., a company which employed Boring after his employment with The Fowler Company terminated.

U.S. Judge Sara Lioi sentenced him to 71 months in prison and ordered him to pay a total of $978,810 in restitution. Boring’s term of imprisonment was increased for obstruction after he altered documents and submitted them to the government as proposed exhibits to be used in his defense at trial.

“Perhaps with six years in federal prison, plus just under a million reasons to think about his conduct, Mr. Boring will finally get the message that crime does not pay,” Dettelbach said.

From on or about June 27, 2006, through on or about January 18, 2011, Boring, while employed as a project manager with The Fowler Company, created and approved fraudulent invoices from a company he created called Fairport Industrial Group. In addition, Boring instructed vendors, which provided materials and services for Boring’s personal purposes, to invoice the cost to Fowler, according to court documents.

From on or about August 10, 2011, through on or about February 8, 2012, Boring, while employed as a project manager at ESI, Inc., approved purchase orders and invoices for payment for product purportedly needed for ESI customer contracts. In fact, ESI paid for product needed by Boring for contracts he had through Fairport Industrial Group with the Defense Logistics Agency, according to court documents.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by Special Agent Russell G. Csaszar with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Special Agent Brandee Kemer with the Office of the Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigation Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Henry F. DeBaggis and Mark S. Bennett.

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