United States of America vs. Mark A. Phillips
United States District Court for the Southern District Of Illinois
Criminal No. 18-CR-30153-NJR
RECENT and UPCOMING EVENTS: On September 21, 2018, Phillips plead guilty to a one-count Information. On January 28, 2019, Phillips was sentenced to 1 day time served imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release. Phillips will be ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined.
On September 21, 2018, Mark A. Phillips was named in a one-count Information 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, Steven D. Weinhoeft, announced. Phillips is subject to a term of imprisonment of up to 30 years, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.
Michael S. Davenport was the owner of American Standard. He oversaw the operations of the company and controlled the revenues and profits of the company. It is alleged that Davenport was aware of the false and misleading statements by American Standard’s employees. These false and misleading statements were made with Davenport’s approval and at his direction.
Mark A. Phillips was a salesperson for American Standard and, according to the Information, used false and misleading statements to make sales.
An information 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.