Chrysanthos Nicholas pleaded guilty to mail fraud for taking money and items from elderly people. He is a New York coin dealer who was just sentenced to prison for two years. He also has to pay $250,000 in restitution. A man in Minnesota sent Nicholas valuable coins, which were worth $135,450.40. Nicholas received the coins but never paid for them. The man tried to contact him for the money because it was his life savings, but had no luck. Nicolas stole $267,473.40 in coins and metals though his business. His business was called TCW Trading and North Fork Six Fare Coin Consultants. He told his elderly victims that he would get a good return on the coins. The prosecution wanted Nicholas to serve 27 to 33 months in prison. The defense argued for six months in a half way house and the other six months on monitoring. The Defense also said that he was going through a hard time at home and with his child custody and that he made a bad business decision.
Mail Fraud is a federal charge, which will be prosecuted by the U.S attorney’s office. Mail fraud is when there is a scheme to defraud individuals or companies using the U.S postal service, or other mail service carriers. If you attempt to execute a scheme by using U.S mail, you may be charged with mail fraud. Mail Fraud is a white-collar crime and has significant penalties. Depending on the severity of the case and who and what was affected, there may be sentenced between 20 – 30 years in prison and/or 1,000,000 fine. The penalties may also vary depending on the defendant’s prior criminal history.
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