Former IDOC employee indicted on wire fraud charges

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – An Anderson man has been indicted on fraud charges, according to U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler.

Kwame Abdul-Hagg, 52, faces six counts of wire fraud, two counts of making false statements on a loan or credit application, and one count of making false declarations before court.

Hagg, who was known as Robert Borum until 1993, has a criminal past that includes crimes in New York, where he was convicted for attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and burglary.

In December 2006, Hagg applied for a correctional officer job with the Indiana Department of Corrections. In his application he failed to disclose his criminal history. He was employed at the IDOC until 2015 at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

Prosecutors say the six counts of wire fraud are based on six wire transfers of Hagg’s wages from the IDOC to his bank account.

Hagg also applied for a Federal Housing Administration refinance of his mortgage in 2009 and in 2013. He claimed that the home in Ingalls, Indiana was his home, when at the time he was renting the home from another person.

Hagg also made false statements about is income to the U.S. District Court in a lawsuit against the IDOC.

The assistant U.S. Attorney said that Hagg could face up to 30 years in jail on each false statement that he made, up to 20 years on each wire fraud count and up to five years on the perjury count.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan A. Bont who is prosecuting this case for the government, Abdul-Haqq faces up to 30 years’ imprisonment for making false statements each loan and credit application, up to 20 years on each wire fraud count, and up to five years on the perjury count.

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