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Alleged $3.5 million wire fraud by Schlumberger unit employees.

Jeremy Gene Dobbins, 35, and Bobby Dean Roberts, 51, both employed by Schlumberger unit MI-SWACO, have been indicted for defrauding their company of $3.5 million. The 10-count indictment was returned by a Houston grand jury this month. The two are accused of conspiring to commit wire fraud between February 2008 and June 2010, committing wire fraud and money laundering. They allegedly formed four vendor entities to do business with Mi-Swaco and caused these entities to submit ‘false and fraudulent invoices,’ which they then approved for payment. The release, from the US Attorney’s Office notes, ‘an indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until convicted through due process of law’—

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2011 Issue # 7.

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