Mexican Businessman, His Wife and Two Others Indicted in Million Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme
(STL.News) In San Antonio, a federal grand jury has indicted a Mexican businessman, his wife and two other individuals for a scheme to defraud business investors of $1 million, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff; FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Field Office; IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Goss, Houston Field Office; and, Texas State Securities Board Commissioner Travis J. Iles.
A federal grand jury indictment unsealed yesterday charges 45-year-old Juan Enrique Kramer, a Mexican national businessman residing in San Antonio; his 46-year-old wife Adriana Pastor; 41-year-old Noel Olguin of Victoria; and 40-year-old Mexican national Karina Hernandez with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The indictment charges Kramer with four counts of wire fraud. Pastor, Olguin, and Hernandez are each charged with one count of wire fraud.
The indictment alleges that from December 2015 to January 2019, the defendants conspired to promote a “turn-key” business venture to Mexican nationals, consisting of a chain of Mexican food restaurants throughout Texas called “Las Quesadillas.” Olguin and Hernandez marketed the operation to potential buyers and were paid between $20,000 and $25,000 for each contract they secured.