Three sentenced in scheme to defraud Zim
An Illinois trucking firm operator was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for his role in a scheme that sent more than $3 million in false invoices to the Israeli shipping company Zim.
Under a plea agreement, U.S. District Judge Suzanne Conlon sentenced Frank Butera to 87 months in jail for his part in a scheme in which fictitious companies billed Zim for trucking services.
Former Zim employee Frank Gabriele was sentenced to 42 months, and Marianne Fabiano, who worked as a bookkeeper for Butera, was sentenced to two years in jail.
The three were told to share in paying $3.44 million in restitution to the company.