A man from Montreal, Quebec has pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to conspiracy to commit wire fraud stemming from a telemarketing scheme originating in Canada and targeted toward U.S. citizens.
Corey Richard Fleischer faces a maximum sentence of 15 years. The prosecution started in 2002, when a grand jury in New Hampshire indicted 15 Canadian citizens in connection with a nationwide telemarketing fraud targeted at the elderly. Seven defendants are serving sentences in federal prison, three are awaiting trial and two are fugitives. One case was dismissed and one defendant wasn’t prosecuted because Canada would not extradite him.
A sentencing hearing for Fleischer is scheduled for December 19th.