New charges against 5LINX defendants after superseding indictment handed down

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Rochester, N.Y. – The former owners of 5LINX are now facing additional charges after a federal grand jury handed down a superseding indictment against them.

The 37-count superseding indictment charges Craig Jerabeck, 56, Jeb Tyler, 44 and Jason Guck, 42 with 29 counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, six counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Prosecutors say, between 2009 and 2014, the defendants caused the company to fraudulently pay more than 13 million to them. They say the three suspects created fictitious independent representatives and made it look like they provided services to 5LINX; that money, approximately $11.7 million, allegedly ended up in the defendants’ possession. The three are also accused of causing a vendor for whom 5LINX was providing services to directly pay them approximately $2.3 million.

In addition, prosecutors say the defendants transferred the funds the monies through fictitious companies to conceal fund ownership.

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