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U.S. Seniors Deceived By Foreign Scammers in Medicare Hoax

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that a federal grand jury in East St. Louis, Illinois, returned an indictment on July 23, 2014, charging three Canadian citizens with defrauding elderly American citizens. Fawaz Sebai, also known as "Frank Sebag," 36, Vassilios Klouvatos, also known as "Billy Klouvatos," 29, and Lefkothea Klouvatos, also known as "Thea Klouvatos," 22, all of Laval, in the province of Quebec, Canada, were each charged with eight counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Each charge carries a term in federal prison of up to 25 years, a fine of $250,000 and five years of supervised release. Arrest warrants have been issued. The United States Attorney's Office will seek extradition of the defendants from Canada.


Action Details

  • Date:July 24, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions