Federal Grand Jury Indictments
Contact Person: Beth Drake (803)929-3000
Columbia, South Carolina ----United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Charleston, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:
Charleston Man Indicted for Investment Fraud
Robert C. Jordan, age 64, of Charleston, South Carolina, was charged in a 6-count Indictment for Wire Fraud and Making a False Statement on a Loan Application, a violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1343 and 1014. The maximum penalty that Jordan could receive is 30 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1 million. The case was investigated by agents of the FBI and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Rhett DeHart of the Charleston office for prosecution.
St. Stephen Man Indicted for Theft of Government
Jerome Ravenell, age 58, of St. Stephen, South Carolina was charged in a 1-count Indictment for Theft of Government Property, a violation of 18 U. S. C. § 641. The maximum penalty that Ravenell could receive is 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by agents of the Social Security Administration and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Rhett DeHart of the Charleston office for prosecution.
The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.