ThePressReleaseEngine.com

Press Release
Movie Producer Found Guilty in Film Financing Scheme

☷Movie Producer Found Guilty in Film Financing Scheme

Federal Bureau of Investigation
| 6| 1
   Movie Producer Found Guilty in Film Financing Scheme Miami , Florida – Following a six - week trial , a federal jury in Fort Lauderdale has convicted a 44 - year - old former actor and movie producer from Bartlesville , Oklahoma of conspiracy , wire fraud , and money laundering for his role in a financing scheme that defrauded movie and theatre producers out of more than $60 million . According to court records and evidence introduced during trial , Jason Van Eman held himself out as a film producer and financier , offering to fund independent motion pictur......es , Broadway shows , music festivals , and other productions . Van Eman promised the victims ( producers and others seeking financing ) , that his partner ( a co - conspirator named Benjamin McConley ) would match any cash that the victims contributed to their projects . Then , with the combined starting capital ( which made the projects more attractive to investors ) , McConley would apply for and secure financing from financial institutions . Based on these lies , victims sent over $60 million to accounts controlled by the fraudsters . Contrary to what Van Eman promised victims , his partner never matched their cash contributions or applied for financing . Instead , Van Eman and his co - conspirators stole the victims’ money by transferring it to their personal and corporate bank accounts , often within days of deposit . To make the scam more believable , Van Eman and McConley recruited Benjamin Rafael , a bank employee , whose role was to assure victims that their cash contributions had been matched and that their money was secure – neither of which was true . Van Eman , McConley , and Rafael used the stolen money to purchase luxury automobiles , personal watercraft , real estate , jewelry , home furnishings , designer clothes , hotel accommodations , and private and commercial air travel . Van Eman used some of the stolen cash to fund movies in which he was cast . Van Eman is scheduled to be sentenced on July 21 , at 10 a . m . before U . S . District Judge Raag Singhal . He faces up to several decades in prison . McConley previously pled guilty in this case and was sentenced to a prison term of 13 years . Rafael was sentenced to 42 months’ imprisonment for participating in two frauds: the first , the film financing scheme; the second , concealing his criminal history on applications for COVID - 19 relief . Juan Antonio Gonzalez , United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida , and George L . Piro , Special Agent in Charge , Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) , announced the guilty verdict . FBI Miami Field Division investigated this case . Assistant U . S . Attorneys Christopher Browne and Yisel Valdes are prosecuting it . Assistant U . S . Attorney Emily Stone is handling asset forfeiture . Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www . flsd . uscourts . gov or at http://pacer . flsd . uscourts . gov , under case number 19 - cr - 20447 . ###


04 May 2022 ( May 04 2022 )



Press release information:
Direct link to press release: Click here .


Was this page helpfull ?



Movie Producer Found Guilty in Film Financing Scheme
Advertisment

Similar from the same period

Press Release

Camp Carroll Lodge claims top spot as Lodging Operation of the Year

U.S. Army
May 04,2022

CAMP CARROLL , Republic of Korea — U . S . Army Installation Management Command has recognized Camp Carroll Lodge as the 2021 Lodging Operation of the Year in the small size category . The Lodging Operation of the Year Award program recognizes and promotes excellence in Army lodging operations annually . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Army Junior ROTC Cyber Pilot to help bridge cybersecurity gap

U.S. Army
May 04,2022

HUNTSVILLE , Ala . – The years 2020 and 2021 broke records for data lost due to cyber breaches , and by 2025 cyber crime is expected to cost the world $10 . 5 trillion . Cyber attacks on industrial control systems – think water treatment facilities , oil pumping stations , etc . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Soldiers test new system focused to modernize aviation logistics maintenance

U.S. Army
May 04,2022

Soldiers with D Company , 2nd Battalion , 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion ( 2 - 3 GSAB ) , 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade ( 3rd CAB ) , 3rd Infantry Division receive new equipment training for system familiarization and proficiency on the Global Combat Support System Increment 2 – Army ( GCSS - A ) at Fort Lee , Virginia before operational testing begins . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

WSMR holds farewell bash for outstanding leadership

U.S. Army
May 04,2022

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE , N . M . ( May 5 , 2022 ) White Sands Missile Range Commander Brig . Gen . Eric D . Little , Sergeant Major Jose G . Melendez , and Executive Director and Deputy to the Commander Robert Stone , hosted a going away bash honoring the following exiting leadership at the Frontier Club on Friday , April 29 , 2022 . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Annual Worldwide Inspector General Conference

U.S. Army
May 04,2022

Retired U . S . Army Lt . Gen . Richard G . Trefry , right , remotely addresses participants of the 2022 Worldwide Inspector General Conference from his home in Clifton , Virginia , April 20 , 2022 . Trefry was the 53rd Inspector general of the Army from February 1977 to August 1983 , and is known for innovations and reforms to modernize the Army IG system . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Fort Belvoir contracting office welcomes new commander

U.S. Army
May 04,2022

From left , Lt . Col . Haneda Garner , Col . Toney Stephenson and Lt . Col . Erica Chin salute the colors during the playing of the National Anthem at the start of the change of command for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting office April 29 at Fort Belvoir , Virginia . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Secretary Blinken s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Truss United States Department of State

U.S. Department of State
May 04,2022

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:Secretary of State Antony J . Blinken spoke today with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss . The Secretary reaffirmed support for Ukraine , where the brave Ukrainian people continue to defend against the brutal attacks of Putin’s war of aggression . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of State
Press Release

Longhorns show military appreciation

U.S. Army
May 04,2022

“This is my first time throwing the first pitch at the University of Texas , ” said Command Sgt . Maj . Shade Munday , 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major at the University of Texas military appreciation baseball game in Austin on May 1 . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Stryker Brigade Combat Team equips modernized missile system

U.S. Army
May 04,2022

Soldiers with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team , 4th Infantry Division , mount an FGM - 148 Javelin missile to be fired using the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station - Javelin to a Stryker April 27 at Fort Carson , Colorado . [ . . . ]

U.S. Army
Press Release

Tupelo Man Sentenced to More Than 20 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
May 04,2022

Oxford , MS – A Tupelo man was sentenced today to 262 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana and possession of firearms by a convicted felon . According to court documents , Samuel Wilson , III , 32 , was convicted following a trial in December of conspiring with members of a drug trafficking organization led by Jeremy Mairidith to sell and distribute methamphetamine and marijuana . [ . . . ]

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Press Release

Newark Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
May 04,2022

NEWARK , N . J . – A Newark man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy , U . S . Philip R . Sellinger announced . Rahim Jackson previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U . [ . . . ]

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Press Release

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and Submitting False Documents

Federal Bureau of Investigation
May 04,2022

Albuquerque man pleads guilty to bank fraud and submitting false documents ALBUQUERQUE , N . M . – Rick Benavidez , 47 , of Albuquerque , pleaded guilty on April 29 in federal court to two counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of submitting fraudulent returns , statements or other documents to the Internal Revenue Service ( IRS ) . [ . . . ]

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Press Release

Report to the Secretary of the Treasury from the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee

U.S. Department of the Treasury
May 04,2022

May 3 , 2022Letter to the SecretaryDear Madam Secretary:Economic activity fell at a 1 . 4% pace in the first quarter of 2022 , reflecting the large drag from a widening of the trade deficit . Consumption grew at a 2 . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Press Release

Quarterly Refunding Statement of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Finance Brian Smith

U.S. Department of the Treasury
May 04,2022

WASHINGTON — The U . S . Department of the Treasury is offering $103 billion of Treasury securities to refund approximately $47 . 8 billion of privately - held Treasury notes maturing on May 15 , 2022 . This issuance will raise new cash of approximately $55 . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Press Release

ICYMI Secretary Granholm Visited Michigan to Announce $3 16 Billion for Domestic Battery Production and Tout Benefits of American Manufacturing

U.S. Department of Energy
May 04,2022

WASHINGTON , D . C . — Yesterday , U . S . Secretary of Energy Jennifer M . Granholm traveled to Michigan to highlight the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s investments in domestic manufacturing to accelerate the clean energy transition and meet President Biden’s climate goals . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of Energy
Press Release

US Department of Labor will hold listening session for Midwest workers advocates union representatives on possible revisions to overtime regulations | U S Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor
May 04,2022

US Department of Labor will hold listening session for Midwest workers , advocates , union representatives on possible revisions to overtime regulations May 11 online event seeks input on executive , administrative , professional exemptions CHICAGO ─ The U . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of Labor
Press Release

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Companies Illegally Selling CBD and Delta 8 THC Products

Food and Drug Administration
May 04,2022

For Immediate Release: May 04 , 2022 Today , the U . S . Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to five companies for selling products labeled as containing delta - 8 tetrahydrocannabinol ( delta - 8 THC ) in ways that violate the Federal Food , Drug , and Cosmetic Act ( FD&C Act ) . [ . . . ]

Food and Drug Administration
Press Release

Executive Order on Enhancing the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

White House
May 04,2022

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America , including section 104 ( a ) of the National Quantum Initiative Act ( Public Law 115 - 368 ) ( NQI Act ) , and section 301 of title 3 , United States Code , and in order to ensure continued American leadership in quantum information science and its technology applications , it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1 . [ . . . ]

White House
Press Release

DoD Announces Winners of the 2021 DoD Fire and Emergency Services Awards

U.S. Department of Defense
May 04,2022

The Department of Defense announced the recipients of the 2021 DoD Fire and Emergency Services ( F&ES ) Awards for outstanding accomplishments of its fire departments , fire officers , and firefighters . DoD F&ES Working Group representatives from the Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , and Defense Logistics Agency selected nine winners from 39 nominations . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of Defense
Press Release

Statements by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the White House Conference on Hunger Nutrition and Health

U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 04,2022

WASHINGTON , May 4 , 2022 - Today , the White House announced its commitment to end hunger , improve nutrition and physical activity , reduce diet - related diseases , and close disparity gaps by 2030 . As part of this commitment , the White House will hold a conference this fall to catalyze the public and private sectors around a coordinated , whole - of - government strategy to accelerate progress and drive significant change . [ . . . ]

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Advertisment

Advertisment