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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Former Employee Sentenced for Wire Fraud

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Jennifer A. Rosenblatt, 44, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 6 months in a residential re-entry center and 6 months of home confinement by Chief United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for wire fraud. Rosenblatt was also ordered to pay $106,604.22 in restitution and will serve 3 years on supervised release. 

Between July, 2014, and October, 2016, Rosenblatt devised a scheme to defraud and to obtain money from the Jewish Federation of Lincoln.  Between 2009 through June 2016, Rosenblatt served as the Treasurer of the Jewish Federation, and in that capacity, was authorized to sign checks and make electronic payments for the Jewish Federation.  Rosenblatt did not have any authority to use funds for personal expenditures.  However, during this time, Rosenblatt made online payments to her personal credit card accounts from funds in the Federation’s bank accounts.  These payments were for personal items charged by Rosenblatt on her personal credit cards and not made for any business activities of Jewish Federation League. 

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

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Financial Fraud
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Updated February 22, 2019