Three area men face federal indictments
CLEVELAND -- Three men from the Youngstown area, including one who re-entered the country after being deported, have been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Amer Al-Taweel, 35, of LeMans Drive, Boardman, has been charged with illegal entry after deportation. He was deported after a conviction of being an alien in possession of a firearm in 1995. Al-Taweel, who was deported Nov. 28, 1995, was found in the United States on Nov. 19. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Fraud charges: Ronald E. Friend, 43, whose last known address was Bushnell-Campbell Road, Kinsman, has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
The indictment alleges that, beginning sometime in 1993, Friend entered into a conspiracy to defraud his employer, Cadle Company of Newton Falls, by fraudulently transferring properties owned by Cadle to a confidant at no cost. Cadle buys mortgage loans from institutions in distress.
Friend managed the real estate properties of Cadle and was supposed to foreclose and sell property for the benefit of Cadle. It is alleged that Friend changed documentation for sale of properties signed by Cadle officers to arrange the sale to the confidant at no cost. The confidant then sold the properties at a profit. If convicted, Friend faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.
Andre T. McCain, 35, of Youngstown, a convicted felon, has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.