Bloomsburg Car Dealer Indicted on Bank Fraud Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 13, 2010|
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that the grand jury for the Middle District of Pennsylvania returned an Indictment against Ernest Mordan of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, on December 9, 2010.
According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Mordan, age 55, is charged in a one-count indictment with allegedly obtaining approximately $178,000 through false and misleading representations in connection with a loan to Mordan’s car dealership from First National Bank of Berwick between September 2004, through August 22, 2006.
If convicted, Mordan faces a maximum penalty of 10 years’ confinement and a fine of $250,000.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Williamsport Resident Agency. Assistant United States Attorney, Wayne P. Samuelson, is assigned to prosecute the case.
An Indictment or Information is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Grand Jury and/or United States Attorney against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the United States has proven the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant has pled guilty to the charges.