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Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud; Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering

JOHN ANTHONY PORCARO

Subject Image
Photograph taken in 1989

Alias:

John A. Porcaro

DESCRIPTION

Date(s) of Birth Used:

June 16, 1959

Place of Birth:

New York

Height:

5'8"

Weight:

197 pounds

NCIC:

W295378385

Occupation:

Moving company owner

Hair:

Brown

Eyes:

Brown

Sex:

Male

Race:

White

Nationality:

American

Scars and Marks:

Porcaro has an artificial right eye; and a scar above his left eye.

Remarks:

Porcaro is an alleged associate of the Gambino crime family in New York.

CAUTION

John Anthony Porcaro is wanted for his alleged involvement in a South Florida telemarketing scheme which defrauded more than 400 individuals throughout the United States out of more than $5 million. Between February and December of 1998, the Trump Financial Group and the Sheffield Group were doing business as telemarketing firms which obtained money from investors for purported investment in foreign currency options in the foreign exchange markets. It is alleged that investors were promised as much as 700 percent returns based upon the rise and fall of the value of foreign currencies in relation to the value of the United States Dollar.

Investors rarely, if ever, received returns on their investments and money raised from investors allegedly was used for the personal benefit of the firms' principal employees and telemarketers who sold investments. A substantial amount of the money also was transferred to offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands.

On October 21, 2003, a federal indictment was filed by the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, charging Porcaro, and others who are no longer at large, with multiple counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering. A federal warrant remains outstanding for the arrest of Porcaro.

REWARD

The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of John Anthony Porcaro.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Miami