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East Hampton Man Faces Federal Mail Fraud Charge

The East Hampton business owner and his brother are accused of defrauding Siemens Corp. of more than $260,000.

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An East Hampton business owner and his brother were named in a federal indictment that accuses them of mail fraud in a scheme that defrauded a Pennsylvania corporation of more than $250,000.

The indictment was unsealed March 31 and charged Larry Moore, 52, of East Hampton, and his brother Owen Moore, 50, of Pottstown, PA, in a scheme to defraud  Siemens Corp., according to Pennsylvania's U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger. 

The indictment charges the brothers with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud for conspiring to defraud Siemens of $263,739.84. Owen Moore also is charged with wire fraud. The alleged scheme was carried out between February 2008 and May 2010, while Owen Moore was employed as finance manager at Siemens’ Malvern, Pennsylvania office.

Larry Moore owned and operated Benchmark Solutions, LLC, out of East Hampton. The indictment alleges that Owen Moore directed his brother to submit fraudulent invoices to Siemens from Benchmark Solutions. Larry Moore deposited 19 checks from Siemens and forwarded half of the proceeds to his brother. 

It is also alleged that Owen Moore defrauded Siemens of an additional $42,291.28 which was used for tuition and other expenses not authorized by the company. Moore allegedly had some of his employees charge the expenses on their company-issued credit cards which he then approved.

If convicted, Owen Moore faces an advisory sentencing guideline range of approximately 46 to 57 months in prison plus restitution, and Larry Moore faces an advisory sentencing guideline range of approximately 30 to 37 months in prison plus restitution. 

An indictment is an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case was investigated by the Secret Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Diviny.

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