dr martens 1925 deBerardinis INDICTED
SHREVEPORT, La. SHREVEPORT, La. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.
David D. deBerardinis, 56, of Shreveport, was charged with four counts of wire fraud and one count of attempted bank fraud.
According to the indictment, from 2008 to 2016, deBerardinis falsely represented himself through the use of fake documents,
identities, business transactions and other false information to obtain more than $96 million from investors and lending institutions.
He also falsely claimed to have obtained an international shippers license, which required vetting by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. Through these false statements and omissions to investors, deBerardinis obtained millions of dollars from investors in Shreveport, Louisiana and elsewhere.
The defendant faces 20 years in prison for the wire fraud counts and 30 years in prison for the attempted bank fraud count. He also faces a $1 million fine, restitution, forfeiture, and five years of supervised release for each count.