Attorney General Laxalt Announces Grand Jury Indictment against Two Defendants for eBay Scam
March 17, 2017
Las Vegas, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that John Lubera, 31, and Joseph Lubera, 21, both of Las Vegas, were indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury on nine felony charges for their roles in an eBay scam. John Lubera was charged with five felonies including four counts of theft in the amount of $650 or more, a category “C” felony, and one count of multiple transactions of fraud and deceit in course of enterprise or occupation, a category “B” felony. Joseph Lubera was charged with four felonies including one count of theft in the amount of $650 or more committed against a person 60 Years of age or older, a category “C” felony, two counts of theft in the amount of $650 or more, a category “C” felony, and one count of multiple transactions of fraud and deceit in course of enterprise or occupation, a category “B” felony. The alleged fraudulent acts were committed between October 2013 and May 2014.
According to the indictment, John and Joseph Lubera used a series of aliases to sell items including electronic devises and musical instruments for auction on eBay. Despite receiving payment, the Luberas never delivered the purchased items to their buyers nor refunded them for their purchases.
“Schemes such as the one alleged in this case fleece vulnerable customers out of their hard-earned money, and are especially devastating to unsuspecting elderly,” said Laxalt. “I encourage those who suspect fraudulent activity to file a complaint with my office so that we can continue to protect Nevadans from scams like this one.”
This case was investigated and is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Fraud Unit.
An indictment is merely a charging document; every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
To view the criminal indictments against John Lubera and Joseph Lubera, click on their respective links. To file a complaint about someone suspected of committing a fraud, click here.