Richmond Financial Manager Charged with Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLaw on July 12, 2013

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The United States Attorney’s Office has charged Richmond businessman, Getty Andrew Rothenburg, with one count of wire fraud for allegedly skimming nearly $200,000 from a celebrity client’s personal accounts.  The charges were filed in the Charlottesville Division of the U.S. District Court and stem from Rothenberg’s work as a financial manager for Dave Matthews Band member Boyd Tinsley.

Andrew Rothenburg is expected to plead guilty at a sentencing hearing in Charlottesville that is scheduled for July 23, 2013.  He waived his right to an indictment and was charged via the criminal information process.  Rothenburg was released on a personal recognizance bond.

The documents state that Rothenburg worked as a personal assistant and financial manager for Tinsley through his firm the Getty Group.  His work involved arranging personal transaction, paying bills, and directing Tinsley on how to invest his earnings.  That included investments in a hedge fund and real estate.

Rothenberg’s scheme to defraud his client began in 2009 and continued until at least 2012.  It involved allegedly inflating the amounts due on Tinsley’s bills.  The excess money was converted for his own personal use according to the case.  The U.S. Attorney’s office cites 19 transactions in which Rothenberg requested $479,000 from Tinsley.  Of the transactions, at least $192,000 worth of the requests were fraudulent and for Rothenberg’s personal use.

Roanoke attorney Tom Bondurant, of Fentry Locke Rakes, represents Rothenberg and said that he his client had no comment beyond what was in the court filings.  United States Attorney Tim Heaphy is handling the prosecution for this case.

If you find yourself facing federal fraud charges, it is important to find an experienced federal wire fraud attorney to represent you.  The criminal attorneys of Parkman & White, LLC have a history of success in the court room and are ready to represent clients nationwide.

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