Coeur d'Alene man pleads guilty to beefy wire fraud | Crime
A Coeur d’Alene man pleaded guilty yesterday to a wire fraud investigation targeting a Florida resident about an opportunity to invest in the beef industry.
44-year-old James Andrew Harris told his Florida victim over email that he had a partner in the beef industry who helped beef purchasers like restaurants and grocery stores finance their purchases.
Under the alias of “Cody” E”, he would contact the victim using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org eventually resulting in the wire transfer of $108,610.27. The government is currently seeking restitution for the victim.
Haris faces up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for November 5 in Coeur d’Alene.