Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
D.C.
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Mass.
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
N.Carolina
N.Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
S.Carolina
S.Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
W.Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Law Firm Website Design Companies : The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


Two former executives of a sports equipment company were charged Wednesday with fraud for allegedly swindling dozens of schools in northern New Jersey by forging fake bids from competitors, inflating invoices and courting school officials with gifts.

Mitchell Kurlander of Allentown, Pa., and father-in-law Alan Abeshaus of Highland Beach, Fla., made initial appearances in federal court in Newark on Wednesday afternoon. They each face a conspiracy count, and Kurlander faces multiple mail- and wire-fraud counts, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Bail was set at $500,000 for Kurlander and $250,000 for Abeshaus, both secured by property.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said the two men used their company, Easton, Pa.- based Circle System Group, to defraud schools and youth sports programs over a 10-year period ending in 2007. The company, which was bought by Schutt Holdings in 2005, according to the indictment, primarily reconditioned football helmets and shoulder pads for resale.

According to the indictment, the scam worked in a number of ways. For instance, the company allegedly sent schools monthly statements that looked like invoices, leading many schools to pay the same invoice twice. Prosecutors allege the company reaped nearly $1 million in overpayments this way, and kept most of the money.

The company is alleged to have created fake price quotes from competitors that Circle would undercut in order to win contracts. The indictment also accuses it of inflating invoices, sometimes to reimburse the company for money it had donated to the schools' fundraising and charity efforts.

Legal News | Breaking News | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Lawyer Website Designer by Law Promo

ⓒ Breaking Legal News. All Rights Reserved.

The content contained on the web site has been prepared by BLN as a service to the internet community and is not intended to constitute legal advice or a substitute for consultation with a licensed legal professional in a particular case.
   More Legal News
   Legal Spotlight
   Exclusive Commentaries
   Attorney & Blog - Blog Watch
   Law Firm News  1  2  3  4  5  6 
   Lawyer & Law Firm Links
San Francisco Trademark Lawyer
San Francisco Copyright Lawyer
www.onulawfirm.com
New Rochelle Accidents Attorneys
New Rochelle Personal Injury
www.kboattorneys.com
Chicago Business Lawyer
Cook County Contract Law
www.rothlawgroup.com
Canton Criminal Lawyer
Canton DUI lawyer
www.cantoncriminalattorney.com
Surry County Criminal Defense Lawyers
Yadkin County Family Law Attorneys
www.dirussolaw.com
Oregon DUI Law Attorney
Eugene DUI Lawyer. Criminal Defense Law
www.mjmlawoffice.com
Houston Car Accident Attorneys
Wrongful Death Attorneys Houston
Houston Wrongful Death
New York Adoption Lawyers
New York Foster Care Lawyers
Adoption Pre-Certification
www.lawrsm.com
Santa Ana Workers' Compensation Lawyers
www.gentryashtonlaw.com
Indianapolis personal injury lawyer
Brain injury lawyer Indianapolis
www.rwp-law.com
Eugene Bankruptcy Attorney
Bankruptcy Attorney Eugene
willamettevalleybankruptcy.com
   More Legal News  1  2  3  4  5  6
   Legal News Links
  Click The Law
  Daily Bar News
  The Legal Voice
  The Legal Report
  Legal News Post
  Crisis Legal News
  Legal News Journal
  Law Firm Logos
  Eugene Criminal Defense Law
  Attorney Web Design
  Immigration Law Web Design
  Law Firm Directory