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Serial Fraudster Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison

The U.S. Attorney's Office District of Maryland

The Defendant and His Co-Conspirators Submitted at least 143 Fraudulent Unemployment Applications in the Names of Identity Theft Victims and Defrauded at least 83 Elderly Victims Resulting in a Combined Loss of More than $3 Million

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Medard Ulysse, age 38, most recently of Miami, Florida, today to nine years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud in relation to multiple fraud schemes, including an elder fraud “grandparent” scam and a COVID-19 CARES Act fraud related to unemployment benefits.  Judge Bennett also ordered Ulysse to pay restitution totaling $2,485,512.  Of that amount $1,866,745 is for the elder fraud scam and $618,767 is for the unemployment benefits scheme.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Acting Special Agent in Charge Troy W. Springer, of the National Capital Region, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General.


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