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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 18, 2016

Westlake man charged with fraud

A Westlake man was charged with embezzling from his former employer, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Tarun Gupta, 45, is charged with wire fraud.  The criminal information alleges that from on or about May 16, 2012 through on or about December 22, 2014, Gupta stole $382,900 from Charak Center for Health and Wellness, where he had been employed as a the business manager from 2009 through 2013. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew B. Kall following an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and the Garfield Heights Police Department.

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. 

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated July 18, 2016