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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Williamson Man Sentenced For Mail Fraud Conspiracy

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that John Jarnot, 56, of Williamson, NY, who was convicted of participating in a mail fraud conspiracy, was sentenced to five years probation by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley E. Tyler stated that Jarnot worked as a forklift mechanic for Xerox Corporation at the company's Webster, NY facilities. The defendant placed false orders for new and repaired forklift parts which were not needed with Clarkson Auto Electric, Inc. This allowed Clarkson Auto Electric to issue payment invoices to Xerox for the new forklift parts that Xerox never received.

Jarnot was indicted along with nine other defendants, all have been convicted.

The sentencing is the culmination of a joint investigation on the part of the Internal Revenue Service, under the direction of Shantelle P. Kitchen, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, and the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge, Boston Division, United States Postal Inspection Service.

Updated June 24, 2015