(follow-up) NJ: Trial to begin for Florida Man and Driver on Federal Charges for Their Roles In a $40 Million International Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Ring
The trial of a Miami Beach, Fla., man and his driver for their roles in a telemarketing fraud and identity theft scheme that attempted to defraud financial institutions and their account holders throughout the United States of millions of dollars through the unauthorized and fraudulent debit of customer bank accounts, is scheduled to start with jury selection on Monday, Jan. 11, at 9:30 before U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr., in the federal courthouse in Trenton. .
Robert Sacks, 50, and his driver, Diego Hernandez, 32, a Venezuelan citizen residing in Miami, were arrested on Dec. 10, 2008, along with seven additional defendants and were arraigned on a 42-count Superseding Indictment before Judge Brown, on Oct. 13 and Oct. 8, 2009, respectively.
Sacks and Hernandez are the final two remaining defendants out of 17 charged in connection with an international bank fraud ring busted for attempting to debit well over 100,000 customer accounts for more than $40 million. The other 15 co-conspirators from Canada, New Jersey, Florida, Colorado and Michigan have already pleaded guilty for their participation in the conspiracy.
Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office