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Leader of Belle Glade Based Bank Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced to Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI - Ja’kevious Ri’shaad Vickers, the leader of a bank fraud conspiracy, was sentenced today to federal prison.

Vickers, Gregory Bernard Ashley Jr., and Naim W. Kahook were involved in a bank fraud conspiracy involving stolen checks, theft of personal identifying information, and the production of fraudulent or fake checks.

Vickers was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $269,611.19 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks. Vickers previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

Ashley Jr. and Kahook each previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Ashley Jr. and Kahook were sentenced to seven months and two months prison, respectively. Ashley was further ordered to pay $30,986.91 in restitution.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of FBI, Miami Field Office, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO), Chief David E. England of the Jupiter Police Department, and Special Agent in Charge Javan Wilson of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General (TIG) made the announcement.

The FBI Miami, West Palm Beach Resident Agency, PBSO, Jupiter Police Department, and TIG investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marton Gyires prosecuted the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jorge Roberto Delgado is handling asset forfeiture.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case number 23-cr-80185.  



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated March 15, 2024

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