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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 11, 2019

Omaha Man and Woman Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Bank Fraud

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Charles F. Martin, 57, and Sherri L. Atkins, 59, pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy to commit bank fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. Martin pleaded guilty on January 10, 2019, before Magistrate Judge Michael D. Nelson. Atkins, before Judge Nelson, pleaded guilty today.

During an investigation conducted by Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Postal Inspection Service it was determined that from 2010 to 2013, Martin and Atkins, owners of IROCK Concrete, LLC, a business formerly located in Gretna, Nebraska, repeatedly submitted materially false and fraudulent financial statements and business records to multiple local financial institutions in the District of Nebraska.  The false financial documents misrepresented the financial status of IROCK, LLC.  Martin and Atkins provided the false financials in an effort to obtain and maintain loans that had been made to the company.  The government alleges two financial institutions suffered losses exceeding $4.9 million dollars.  

Martin and Atkins are scheduled to be sentenced on April 18, 2019, by Chief United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated January 18, 2019