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David Schertler Obtains Probationary Sentence in National Science Foundation Fraud Prosecution


NOVEMBER 2020

On November 23, 2020, David Schertler successfully advocated for a probationary sentence for the firm’s client, a retired Purdue University professor, who pled guilty to federal wire fraud in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The underlying prosecution involved the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs of the National Science Foundation. The advisory Sentencing Guidelines range was 57 to 71 months imprisonment. The court granted a downward variance to a sentence of two years’ probation with community service and ordered restitution.

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  • APRIL 2020
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