Thursday, October 6, 2016
Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ervin Morrison III, 24, of Winslow, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 14 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for wire fraud. He was also ordered to pay $26,900 in restitution. The defendant pled guilty to the charges on June 16, 2016.
According to court records, between about June 2014 and July 2015, Morrison entered into contracts promising goods and services to five individuals and companies and for which he collected over $26,000 in advance payments. At the time he entered the contracts, Morrison had no intention or ability to provide the goods and services and he did not provide them.
At sentencing, Judge Woodcock described him as a “serial fraudster” whose life has “been a series of frauds” and noted that he “stole” money from his victims with a “stunning display of amorality.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine State Police, the Brunswick and Belfast Police Departments, and the Monson (Massachusetts) Police Department.