Federal Grand Jury Indictments
United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictments against the following:
Reboot Owners and Employees Indicted on Conspiracy to Defraud and Obtain Money and Property. Jonathan E. Field, age 40, of Mauldin, South Carolina; Jacob D. Brandt, age 38, of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Joshua M. Watson, age 34, of Liberty, South Carolina; Michael G. Lyles, age 21, of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; Bryan F.C. Schroeder, age 23, of Cottonwood, Arizona; Kenneth C. Carnes, age 25, of Taylors, South Carolina; Danny L. Rainey, age 32, of Taylors, South Carolina; Larry D. Sample, age 39, of Brevard, North Carolina; Charles C.O. Matt, age 40, of Greenville, South Carolina; Richard A. Bolt, age 52, of Piedmont, South Carolina; Adriana R. Martinez, age 35, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; Corey J. Haentjens, age 32, of Greenville, South Carolina; Justin Brock Rainey, age 30, of Taylors, South Carolina; Shena J. Field, age 40, of Mauldin, South Carolina; and Tara A. Kennedy, age 41, of Easley, South Carolina, were charged in a 1-count indictment. All 15 defendants were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wire and Mail Fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. The maximum penalty all defendants could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.
Pickens Resident Indicted on Possession of Child Pornography. Jeffrey L. Harris, age 32, of Pickens, South Carolina, was charged in a 1-count indictment with Possession of Child Pornography, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B). The maximum penalty Harris could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.
This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
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.