Norwalk Man Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 08, 2010|
Joseph C. Carver, age 56, formerly of Norwalk, Ohio, was indicted on a charge of concealing over $200,000 in assets during the course of his bankruptcy proceedings, Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The investigating agency in this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas A. Karol.
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