Nov 18
2008

Edward Digges of Cambridge, MD, James Oglethorpe Bowling of Dallas, TX, and George Neil Elliott of Belton, TX, were indicted November 18, 2008, by the Grand Jury of the 219th District Court of Collin Co., TX, in Cause Nos. 219-82769-08, 219-82768-08 and 219-82771-08 for the charge of engaging in organized criminal activity with predicate offenses of securing the execution of a document by deception and money laundering in amounts of $200,000.00 or more. Digges was indicted November 18, 2008, by the Grand Jury of the 219th District Court of Collin Co., TX, in Cause No. 219-82770-08 for securities fraud in the amount of $100,000.00 or more. The charges stem from the lease-back sales of credit card machines to 145 Texas investors totaling over $9 million from May 2003 to February 2006. The indictment alleges 16 counts of fraud including a failure to disclose a former federal criminal conviction, an outstanding civil judgment over the amount of $3 million, and various administrative orders in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio, among others.