December 12, 2018
A Florida man has pled guilty to his part in the scam to defraud the OEM of millions of dollars.
According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Jason Haynes entered a guilty plea in the US District Court in Rochester to one charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one charge of filing a false tax return. He was charged along with four other men in April of this year.
Haynes was previously co-owner of a Florida company which was created to carry out the scheme, which saw large volumes of toner ordered from Xerox, than resold to others in a violation of the agreement with the company.
Prosecutors allege that the scheme cost the OEM $21 million (€18.5 million) between 2008 and 2013.
Last month, Haynes’ brother Kyle Haynes, and Bryan Day, also of Florida, pled guilty to the same charges. Haynes’ father also entered a guilty plea to filing a false tax return. A fifth man, Robert Fisher, still faces pending charges.
None of the accused have yet been sentenced.
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