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June 16, 2015

Washington Men Sentenced for Wire Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on June 15, 2015, United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Charles V. Garcia of Othello, Washington, age 43, to a 12 month and one day term of imprisonment, following his conviction for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. After his release from prison, Garcia will begin a term of supervised release of three years. Garcia was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $605,592.53.

On June 15, 2015, United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp also sentenced Jose L. Sanchez, Jr. of Marysville, Washington, age 48, to a 5 month term of imprisonment, following his conviction for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. After his release from prison, Sanchez will begin a term of supervised release of three years. Sanchez was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $53,054.90.

Previously, on February 2, 2015, United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Donald James Wilson of Bothell, Washington, age 44, to a 41 month term of imprisonment, following his conviction for wire fraud. After his release from prison, Wilson will begin a term of supervised release of three years. Wilson was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $605,592.53.

Beginning in 2007 and continuing through 2011, Wilson, Garcia, and Sanchez made materially false and fraudulent representations to ConAgra that Wilson was using GTL Enterprises, Inc., a company owned by Garcia which is located in Othello, Washington, and All Out Athletics, a company managed by Sanchez which was formerly located in Marysville, Washington, as vendors to provide promotional trips, activities, and materials to ConAgra’s customers.

Wilson would submit to ConAgra fake GTL Enterprises, Inc. and All Out Athletics invoices for promotional trips, activities, and materials purportedly provided to ConAgra’s customers. ConAgra made payments related to the fake vendor invoices directly to GTL Enterprises, Inc. and All Out Athletics. Garcia and Sanchez assisted Wilson with the scheme by collecting and cashing the ConAgra payments. From at least November, 2007, and continuing through at least November, 2011, Wilson submitted to ConAgra at least twenty-nine (29) fake vendor invoices for payments totaling $605,592.50.

Wilson, Garcia, and Sanchez used the monies received from ConAgra for personal expenses unrelated to ConAgra and its customers.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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