Monday, September 4, 2006
Fraud Update references here a news release titled, "Co-Leader of $30 Million Telemarketing Fraud Pleads Guilty." What is particularly noteworthy about this case is that it involves "a Canadian citizen who was the co-owner of a company in Montreal that engaged in a massive telemarketing fraud." This is yet another example of the DOJ using extraterritorial jurisdiction to prosecute an individual outside the United States. Although outside the United States, jurisdiction is often premised on it affecting this country, a theory called "objective territoriality"