A Virginia federal appeals court will hear the case of former Long Valley resident Roger Charles Day, Jr., who was sentenced to 105 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Department of Defense, according to a report in The Republic.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia will hear Day’s case Friday.
Day’s conviction came in August, 2011 after a nine-day jury trial in Virginia, according to the United States Department of Justice Eastern District of Virginia. A former America’s Most Wanted Fugitive, Day was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to engage in international money laundering and conspiracy to smuggle gold out of the United States.
Day was sentenced in December, 2011 for his role in leading an international conspiracy to defraud the DOD of more than $11.2 million, the report said.
Day was supplying the DOD with nonconforming and defective parts for military aircraft, vehicles and weapons systems, the report said.
At the time of sentencing, Day was also ordered to forfeit 3,496 ounces of gold bars and coins, two sport utility vehicles and $2.1 million–all of which were proceeds from the scam, the ruling stated.
In addition to the forfeiture, Day was ordered to pay $3 million in punitive fines and $6.2 million in restitution to the Defense Logistics Agency.