April 9, 2009
I really don't care if these guys get the book thrown at them, and hope they do. However this really begs the question about our scales of justice. 600 years for fraud of $300k seems way out of kilter when you see murderers not even get life, and elegible for parole is 10-15 years. Child abusers, rapists, drug pushers, all only get a tiny fraction of time in comparison. As bad as these fools are, 600 years???? Where does our sentencing make sence?
Burbank brothers face 600 years behind bars in fraud case
By C.J. Lin, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/08/2010 06:50:37 PM PST
Updated: 11/08/2010 06:52:11 PM PST
Two Burbank brothers face a total of 600 years in prison if convicted of defrauding at least $300,000 from a workers' compensation program for injured post office workers, officials said Monday.
Roland "George" Aghajanyan, 28, and Roman "Mike" Aghajanyan, 27, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges contained in a 30-count indictment alleging wire fraud, officials said. Their trial is scheduled for December.
Each count of wire fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The two are charged with submitting bills for transporting injured Postal Service employees to non- existent medical appointments.
Investigators said the brothers operated two Los Angeles-based transportation companies, A&R Medical Transportation and V&Y Management Inc., doing business as Prestige Transportation.
The indictment also alleges they "grossly inflated" the amount of their claims to the Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation and private insurers.
Total losses are at least $300,000, according to the indictment.
The Aghajanyans were arrested Oct. 20. They remain free after posting $75,000 bond each, officials said.
Calls made to a number listed for the Aghajanyans were not returned.
April 9, 2009
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