Friday, March 12, 2010

More Plead Guilty

More defendants are pleading guilty in a nationwide FCC fraud case. The scam involved an attempt to defraud the government's program designed to assist the deaf by the submission of more than $2.5 million in fake billings. Now pleading guilty are the owners of Florida's Innovative Communication Services for the Deaf, Yosbel Buscaron and Lazaro Fernandez as well as Natan Zfati, a former video interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Interpreting Services in New York. They will be sentenced in June and could get as much as 20 years in prison. 11 of the 26 people who were charged in the case have entered guilty pleas. Read more here.