Saturday, February 4, 2006

Is White Collar Crime A Texas Thing?

While everyone is focusing on Houston, Texas and the Enron trial, USA Johnny Sutton, over in Western District of Texas has been pretty busy with white collar cases.

  • A former bank vice president, who plead guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of misapplication by a bank officer or employee, was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution.  She was alleged to have stolen 1.2 million from the Bank of Sierra Blanca. (see here)
  • A San Antonio businessman "pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering" "admit[ting] to defrauding an insurance company of more than 1.3 million. (see here)
  • And looking at the list of very recent press releases here it looks like this USA's office has been busy with everything from alien smuggling charges, an ebay scam, and "foreign earned income exclusion case."

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