Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Nevada: I-Team: Family Court Judge Charged in $3M Fraud Scheme
A controversial family court judge has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of defrauding people of more than $3 million over a 10-year period.
Clark County Family Court Judge Steven Jones, a 20-year member of the bench, has been charged by federal authorities with conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering crimes for devising and participating in an investment fraud scheme in which he and five others swindled more than $3 million from victims, announced Daniel Bogden, United States Attorney for Nevada.
Jones, 54, was indicted along with Thomas A. Cecrle, Jr., 55, and Terry J. Wolfe, 57, all of Henderson, Constance C. Fenton, 68, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Mark L. Hansen, 54, of Corvallis, Ore., and Ashlee M. Martin, 38, of Las Vegas. The group faces a total of 20 charges including one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, six counts of wire fraud, one count of securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, two counts of engaging in money transactions in criminally-derived property, and nine counts of money laundering.
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I-Team: Family Court Judge Charged in $3M Fraud Scheme