Thursday, April 04, 2013

Washington, DC: Jon C. Cooper Accused of Embezzling $1 Million From Indonesian Airline And Other Charges

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Government officials announced that a federal grand jury indicted Jon C. Cooper, 64, of Washington, D.C. for embezzlement of $1 million from an Indonesian airline company, filing a false tax return to conceal the embezzled income and mortgage fraud charges.

Last year in September Cooper was indicted on charges of conspiracy, first-degree fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. He pled not guilty to all of those charges.

Today officials report that Cooper has been charged with more counts including bank fraud, making a false statement on a loan application, and aiding or assisting the filing of a false tax return.

The indictment accuses Cooper of using forged letters to get an Indonesian airline to make a $1 million security deposit to lease aircraft and then moving the money into his personal account to pay personal expenses such as credit card and loan debt, officials say.

If convicted, Cooper faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for bank fraud. He would face additional time for other counts. An arraignment for the charges has been scheduled on April 11, 2013.


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