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United States of America v. Carlos A. Spann
Case Number: 5:18-cr-00232-SMH-MLH
Judge: S. Maurce Hicks, Jr.
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Caddo Parish)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Tiffany Fields and Alexander C. Van Hook
Defendant's Attorney: Stephen A. Glasswell for Spann
Shreveport, LA - Shreveport man found guilty for role in check fraud scheme that resulted in nearly $200,000 stolen
A federal jury found Carlos A. Spann guilty for his role in a fraudulent check scheme resulting in the theft of nearly $200,000. The jury deliberated for approximately one hour before finding Spann guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud and two counts of wire fraud.
Evidence admitted at trial showed that Spann, 41, Phelix K. Williams, 28, and Anthony E. Johnson, 23, all of Shreveport, conspired to cash counterfeit checks using fraudulent identities at banks and retail establishments throughout Louisiana. During the conspiracy, the co-defendants negotiated more than 100 counterfeit checks resulting in nearly $200,000 in illegally obtained proceeds.
Johnson pleaded guilty on January 17, 2019 to one count of conspiracy and two counts of bank fraud. Williams pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy, 12 counts of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud. The defendants face up to 30 years in prison, five years supervised release and a $1 million fine.
The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation.
Outcome: 02/07/2019 93 MINUTES for proceedings held before Chief Judge S Maurice Hicks, Jr: JURY TRIAL Day 3 as to Carlos A Spann (1) held on 2/7/2019. Case laid over to following day. (Court Reporter: Marie Moran Runyon) (crt,Bray, K) (Entered: 02/07/2019)