June 18, 2015

Oklahoma Man Charged in Investment Scheme

PHILADELPHIA—Lee Michael Harrison, 39, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was charged by indictment, unsealed yesterday, with three counts of wire fraud. In 2010 and 2011, Harrison was attempting to establish restaurants and clubs in North Carolina, and to sell a reality television show to the Food Network. He convinced two investors to each invest $20,000 with him by falsely representing that they were investing in a fictitious technology called “Capture” that prevented cell phones from dropping calls and that he allegedly had sold to a prominent New York financier for over six billion dollars.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 60 years of in prison, three years of supervised release, a $750,000 fine, and a $300 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laurie Magid.

An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.