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

Monday, February 26, 2018

Dutch Citizen Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Wire Fraud


Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that on Friday, February 23, 2018, a federal court in Benton found Pieter Roor, 66, of the Netherlands, guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and two counts of wire fraud.

Evidence presented at trial proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Roor was guilty of founding and operating on-line investment programs. At trial, Roor admitted receiving five million dollars from investors. Roor faces a maximum of twenty years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for May 31, 2018, before U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert. A preliminary order forfeiting Roor’s assets was entered on February 23, 2018.

The investigation into these crimes was conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the Netherland’s FIOD investigative office.

Financial Fraud
Updated February 27, 2018