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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Australian Extradited To The United States Pleds Guilty To Failure To Surrender For Prison Sentence

Jeremiah Dorai Jacob, 36, an Australian citizen, formerly from Columbia, Illinois, pled guilty to Failure to Surrender for Service of a Sentence, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today. The offense carries a maximum sentence of up to ten years imprisonment; 3 years supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a $100 mandatory special assessment. Sentencing is scheduled for September 9, 2016.

Jeremiah Jacob had previously been prosecuted and on August 31, 2012, he was sentenced to serve fourteen months imprisonment in the Bureau of Prisons for the offense of failure to register a security and was ordered to pay restitution to victims of his offense in the amount of $241,630.95. On September 13, 2012, the defendant requested permission to travel to Australia to work to earn additional funds to pay restitution to the victims of his offense. On September 13, 2012, the District Court granted the defendant's motion to travel to Australia but ordered the defendant to return to the United States of America prior to March 15, 2013 to begin serving his federal prison sentence. He failed to return to the United States to serve his prison sentence. Jeremiah Dorai Jacob was arrested in Australia on June 19, 2014, pursuant to the United States' request for extradition and has been detained pending these proceedings.

The prosecution is the result of an investigation conducted by the Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Marshals Service. The prosecution was being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman R. Smith.

Updated May 11, 2016