Defendants ordered to pay restitution of $2.3 billion and forfeit $1.7 billion
WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two former National Century Financial Enterprises (NCFE) executives were sentenced today for their roles in a scheme to deceive investors about the financial health of NCFE, Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin and U.S. Attorney Gregory G. Lockhart of the Southern District of Ohio announced. NCFE, formerly based in Dublin, Ohio, was one of the largest healthcare finance companies in the United States until it filed for bankruptcy in November 2002.
Lance K. Poulsen, 65, former president, owner and chief executive officer of NCFE was sentenced to 30 years in prison and three years of supervised release following the prison term. A federal jury convicted Poulsen on Oct. 31, 2008, of conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Poulsen was also found guilty by a federal jury on March 26, 2008, of conspiring to interfere with a witness who was preparing to testify in the fraud trial against Poulsen and other NCFE executives. He is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for that conviction. The court ordered Poulsen's 30-year sentence to be served concurrently with the 10-year sentence for witness tampering.
Rebecca S. Parrett, 60, former vice chairman, secretary, treasurer, director and owner of NCFE was sentenced to 25 years in prison and three years of supervised release following the prison term. A federal jury convicted Parrett on March 13, 2008, of conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Parrett fled after the conviction and remains at large.
U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley also ordered Poulsen and Parrett to forfeit $1.7 billion of property representing the proceeds of the conspiracy and to pay restitution of $2.3 billion, jointly and severally with other defendants.
|SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice|
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