Guam – A federal Grand Jury has indicted Rosalito Ramos Nucum on 5 counts of wire fraud and 6 counts of money laundering in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud the Chuuk State Government and the U.S. Government by taking payments for medical supplies which he never delivered.
The indictment was handed down on June 15th, but it was just unsealed Thursday.
Nucum owned and operated a pharmaceutical and medical supply company called Lindley Distributors which was licensed in Guam and the Philippines.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office requested the indictment be unsealed ” for the limited purpose of sharing them with foreign law enforcement and related authorities for the purpose of locating defendant.”
The Chuuck State Department of Health Services used U.S. Interior Compact Health Sector Funds to pay Nucum’s company for the delivery of the medical supplies which he is accused of not delivering.
According to the indictment, between January and April of 2006, the Chuuk State Government issued 5 checks to Nucum’s company for the purchase of medications. The total amount of the 5 checks came to $295,755. However Lindley Distributors delivered only $89,893.76 worth of the medications.
The indictment accuses Nucum of using the remaining proceeds for the development of a memorial garden park or cemetery in the Philippines.