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United States of America vs. Kyle Evan Swinson

United States of America vs. Kyle Evan Swinson

United States District Court for the Southern District Of Illinois

Criminal No. 18-CR-30056-DRH

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  Swinson pled guilty to this charge on August 20, 2018.  Sentencing has been set for March 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Herndon at the U.S. District Courthouse, 750 Missouri Avenue, East St. Louis, Illinois

On March 21, 2018, Kyle Evan Swinson was named in a one-count indictment for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349 the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced. If convicted, Swinson is subject to a term of imprisonment of up to 25 years, a fine of $250,000 and five years of supervised release.

The charge arose out of a computer technical support telemarketing scam (“tech scam”), which operated out of Florida. Client Care Experts LLC, formerly known as First Choice Tech Support, LLC, is a Florida based computer technical support telemarketing scam, which targeted owners of computers throughout all 50 States in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, several U.S. territories, all ten Canadian Provinces, the United Kingdom, and several other foreign countries. The government has alleged that the overall scam bilked more than 40,000 consumers out of more than $25 million dollars. There were at least 57 victims in twenty-two (22) of the thirty-eight (38) counties comprising the Southern District of Illinois.

The indictment alleges that Swinson worked as a salesperson for Client Care/First Choice. In this position, Swinson made sales utilizing the false, fraudulent, and deceptive sales pitch and technique described in the indictment attached below. Swinson also worked in a management position with ABC Repair. ABC was the same, essential tech support scam as Client Care/First Choice.

This case is one of several cases recently prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois relating to this computer technical support telemarketing scam.

An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant.  Under the law, a defendant is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

Updated August 20, 2018

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