From ASSOCIATED PRESS l July 29th, 2016
LAS VEGAS – A former Las Vegas Valley Water District purchasing agent has pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges that she bought and shipped more than $6.7 million worth of printer supplies to a New Jersey company.
U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden in Las Vegas says Jennifer McCain-Bray was arrested and arraigned Thursday and freed pending trial Sept. 26 in U.S. District Court.
Bogden said that if she’s convicted, McCain, 41, of Las Vegas, could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of six counts against her.
McCain uses the name JJ McCain. Her lawyer, Louis Palazzo, said Friday he doubted she could carry out such a large-scale shipping scheme for so long while working out of an 8-foot-by-8-foot desk cubicle.
“Looking at the indictment, it just seems to me these numbers are grossly exaggerated,” Palazzo said. “I want to see what documentary evidence they have to support their contention.”