SAN FRANCISCO – Joel Zweig, an profession who resides in New York, was condemned to 56 months in jail for deterrent of probity and perjury, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Rafael Nuñez. The judgment was handed down yesterday by the Honorable William H. Orrick, U.S. District Judge, following Zweig’s guilty defence to the charges on Sep 19, 2017.
According to the defence agreement, Zweig, 54, certified he made justification in an bid to settle damages in the lawsuit Pet Food Express, Limited v. Royal Canin USA, Inc., C09-1483 EMC. The lawsuit was tentative in the Northern District of California. Zweig certified he combined a artificial blurb lease, finish with feign signatures and a feign notarial stamp, as justification that a business was being determined in New York City. In addition, Zweig concurred he destined an designer to revisit a skill in New York City so the designer could create drawings showing a store was being non-stop at the property. Zweig certified that at the time, he wrote to the designer it was doubtful that the store would be built. Nevertheless, Zweig then unsuccessful to furnish his communications with the designer in response to a grand jury summons and lied to a postal examiner by denying he knew the artificial franchise would be used to support a explain for damages in the California litigation.