9 San Diego Residents Charged with Submitting Fraudulent Pandemic Unemployment Insurance coverage Claims and Drug Crimes in Two Circumstances | USAO-SDCA

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Assistant U. S. Attorneys Stephen Wong (619-546-9464), Larry Casper (619-546-6734),
Alicia Williams (619-546-8917) and Courtney Unusual (760-355-2216)

 

San Diego County residents have been charged in two separate indictments with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud involving fraudulent Pandemic Unemployment Insurance coverage claims.

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As a part of the Coronavirus Support, Reduction, and Financial Safety (CARES) Act of 2020, Congress offered new unemployment advantages for these affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic who wouldn’t in any other case qualify for unemployment insurance coverage. In California, the Employment Improvement Division (EDD) administers unemployment insurance coverage advantages.

In case quantity 21-CR-2154-CAB, Defendants Matthew Lombardo, Konrad Piekos, Ryan Genetti, and Dobrila Milosavljevic have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Defendants Lombardo, Piekos, and Genetti have been additionally charged with Aggravated Identification Theft. As well as, Defendant Lombardo was charged with unauthorized disclosure of well being info, a felony.

In response to the affidavit filed in assist of the prison criticism associated to case quantity 21-CR-2154-CAB, Defendant Lombardo, whereas employed by a neighborhood hospital, stole confidential affected person recordsdata, and offered them to co-defendants Piekos, Genetti, and Milosavljevic, to undergo EDD for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance coverage advantages.   CLICK HERE for unsealed criticism

In case quantity 21-CR-2153-CAB, Defendants Lindsay Renee Henning, Garrett Carl Tuggle, Salvatore Compilati, and Ryan David Genetti, have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Defendants Henning and Tuggle have been additionally charged with aggravated identification theft, and Defendants Henning, Tuggle, and Juan Landon have been additionally charged with conspiracy to distribute MDMA and LSD. Defendant Tuggle was additionally charged with possessing methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin with intent to distribute.  

In response to the affidavit filed in assist of the prison criticism associated to case quantity 21-CR-2153-CAB, the wire fraud conspiracy concerned over 108 separate claims that collectively paid out $1,615,000. The affidavit additionally describes how defendants conspired to distribute managed substances.   CLICK HERE for unsealed criticism

The fees are the product of investigations collectively undertaken by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Division of Labor, Workplace of Investigations (DOL-OI), the San Diego Sheriff’s Division (SDSD), the California Employment Improvement Division Workplace of Investigations (EDD OI), United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI). Investigators initiated investigations in each circumstances after visitors stops led to the invention of contraband and textual content messages on mobile telephones laying out the schemes. The textual content messages have been corroborated by way of court-authorized searches of telephones and residences and by an in depth evaluation of EDD databases.

All defendants apart from Juan Landon have made their preliminary look in federal courtroom.

“Pandemic unemployment insurance coverage applications are a essential a part of our security web designed to assist hardworking residents who’re struggling throughout an unprecedented financial downturn. Our workplace and our regulation enforcement companions will examine and prosecute people who try to steal from these applications designed to help deserving recipients,” stated Appearing U.S. Lawyer Randy Grossman. Grossman recommended AUSAs Wong, Casper, Williams, and Unusual and the regulation enforcement brokers who investigated these issues.

When you assume you’re a sufferer of COVID-19 fraud, instantly report it the FBI (go to ic3.gov, suggestions.fbi.gov, or name 1-800-CALL-FBI or the San Diego FBI at 858-320-1800.

As well as, the general public is urged to report suspected fraud schemes associated to COVID-19 by calling the Nationwide Heart for Catastrophe Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or by e-mailing the NCDF at catastrophe@leo.gov.

Case Quantity : 21-CR-2154-CAB

DEFENDANTS

Konrad Piekos Age: 43, Vista, CA

Matthew George Lombardo Age: 52, San Diego, CA

Ryan David Genetti Age: 38 Vista, CA

Dobrila “Bebe” Milosavljevic Age: 40 Vista, CA
 

SUMMARY OF CHARGES

Depend 1: Title 18, United States Code, part 1349 (conspiracy to commit wire fraud)

Most penalty: 20 years in jail; high quality; penalty evaluation

Counts 2 and three: Title 18, United States Code, part 1028A; (aggravated identification theft)

Most penalty: 2 yr necessary minimal time period of imprisonment, consecutive to any time period of imprisonment imposed for Depend 1.

Depend 4: Title 42, United States Code, part 1320d-9(b)(3); (wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable well being info)

Most penalty: 10 years in jail; high quality; penalty evaluation
 

AGENCIES

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

U.S. Division of Labor, Workplace of the Investigations (DOL-OI)

California Employment Improvement Division Workplace of Investigations (EDD-OIG)

California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation-Investigative Companies Unit (CDCR-ISU)

United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)

Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI).

 

Case Quantity : 21-CR-2153-CAB

DEFENDANTS

Lindsay Renee Henning Age: 37 La Mesa, CA

Garret Carl Tuggle Age: 35 San Diego, CA

Salvatore Compilati Age: 39 La Mesa, CA

Ryan David Genetti Age: 38 Vista, CA

Juan Landon Age: 27 Mesa, AZ
 

SUMMARY OF CHARGES

Counts 1 and a couple of: Title 21, United States Code, sections 841 and 846 (conspiracy to distribute MDMA and conspiracy to distribute LSD)

Most penalty: necessary minimal 5 years and as much as 40 years in jail; high quality; penalty evaluation

Depend 3: Title 18, United States Code, part 1349 (conspiracy to commit wire fraud)

Most penalty: 20 years in jail; high quality; penalty evaluation

Depend 4: Title 18, United States Code, part 1028A; (aggravated identification theft)

Most penalty: 2 yr necessary minimal time period of imprisonment, consecutive to any time period of imprisonment imposed for Depend 1.

Counts 5 – 7: Title 21, United States Code, part 841 (possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin)

Most penalties:

Depend 5 (greater than 500 grams of a combination containing methamphetamine) necessary minimal 10 years and as much as life in jail; high quality; penalty evaluation

Depend 6 (cocaine) as much as 20 years in jail and as much as life in jail; high quality; penalty evaluation

Depend 7 (heroin) as much as 20 years in jail and as much as life in jail; high quality; penalty evaluation

AGENCIES

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

San Diego Sheriff’s Division (SDSD)

U.S. Division of Labor, Workplace of Investigations (DOL-OI)

California Employment Improvement Division Workplace of Investigations (EDD-OIG)

California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation-Investigative Companies Unit (CDCR-ISU)

United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)

Homeland Safety Investigations (HSI).

 

*The fees and allegations contained in an indictment or criticism are merely accusations, and the defendants are thought-about harmless except and till confirmed responsible.

 

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