FoxBusiness.com published this article March 18, 2008
Reuters.com published this article March 18, 2008
Dateline March 18, 2008 2:53 PST
Ed Okun embattled scam artist of the 1031 Tax Group fiasco has been arrested by Chuck Rosenberg US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia on 3 counts: Mail Fraud in connection with the 1031 Tax Group dealings, Cash Smuggling tied to a $15,000 Fed Ex delivery to the Bahamas, and the making of a False Declaration. If convicted, Okun faces up to 30 years in prison as well as substantial fines.
The entire story can be obtained through our friend Gerald McHale’s US Trustee website:
This link provides two documents which outline Okun’s charges as well as a restraining order filed against Okun with a judgment against Okun for $132,015,000
The above link is to the breaking story on the United States Justice Departement website. Suffice to say that this story is for real
Just 15 minutes ago deansguide received a call from the Miami “mystery caller” who tipped us to information on Ed Okun last summer; simultaneously we received two emails from long time supporter, and one of the 350 Okun “Train Wreck” victims, Elizabeth Callanan. Although the delivery was quite different, the message was quite clear: Ed Okun is being criminally charged.
Information will be provided as further details become known. But for now as this ongoing saga evolves, Ed Okun is behind bars–something most people thought would never happen in this case.