Bellevue Man Arrested on Mail and Wire Fraud Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 23, 2010|
United States Attorney Deborah Gilg and Weysan Dun, Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announce the following information for the attention of the media:
Event Triggering this Release
David Lane Musk was arrested without incident on June 23, 2010, in Bellevue, Nebraska, by special agents and task force members of the FBI. Musk had been indicted on wire and mail fraud charges on May 18, 2010.
According to the indictment Musk, operating under the business name “Pavilion Commercial Group,” represented to individuals and businesses seeking private equity funding for real estate development projects, that his company could perform FBI or Interpol background checks on prospective investors. Charging a fee of $600.00, Musk collected at least $170,000.00 for background checks which were never performed. Private citizens are not capable of performing FBI or Interpol background checks.
“Today’s arrest does not signify the conclusion of an investigation, but rather serves as notice that the FBI aggressively continues to pursue allegations of fraud. The public should also be aware that private citizens are not capable of performing FBI or Interpol background checks and anyone other than legitimate law enforcement officers claiming to have that ability should be brought to the attention of the FBI,” said Weysan Dun, Special Agent in Charge, Omaha FBI.
Name of Defendant: David L. Musk
City of residence: Bellevue, Nebraska
Crime(s) Charged and Potential Penalty (A CHARGE is merely an accusation and every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty): three counts of wire fraud, 20 years' imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, or both imprisonment and fine, not more than three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.
Specific Location of Alleged Crime: Omaha, Nebraska
Location of Arrest: Omaha, Nebraska
Alleged Dollar Loss/Type and Quantity of Drug:
Others Charged in Same Scheme:
Date of Alleged Crime: From on or about the 1st day of January 2007, and continuing until on or about the 30th day of September 2009
Federal Arrest Date: June 23, 2010
Date Complaint Issued:
Indictment Returned Date: May 18, 2010
Initial Appearance Date: June 25, 2010
Plea or Trial and Date(s):
Next Court Hearing Type and Date: Initial Appearance on June 25, 2010 @ 2pm
Assigned Magistrate Judge: Thomas D. Thalken
Held without Bond, or Released from Custody:
In Continuous Custody Since:
Assigned District Court Judge: Joseph F. Bataillon
Initials of Assigned AUSA/Preparer of THIS Release: FDF