Attorney General Ford Announces Three-Eight Year Prison Sentence of Defendant for Telemarketing Scam Targeting Seniors

December 19, 2019

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Emmanuel D. Ford, 43 was sentenced for his role in a telemarketing scam targeting the elderly.Emmanuel Ford previously pleaded guilty to one count of Multiple Transactions Involving Fraud or Deceit, a category “B” felony and one count of Theft, a category “B” felony. The frauds were committed between April 2013 and March 2014.

Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Jacqueline Bluth sentenced Emmanuel Ford to 18 to 48 months in prison on each count, to run consecutive, for a total sentence of 36-96 months in prison. As part of his sentence, Ford was ordered to pay restitution to the named victims in the amount of $109,628.41, as well as investigative costs.

Emmanuel Ford operated a telemarketing business in Las Vegas, NV under the company names of North Lake Consulting, Inc.; Bakersfield Marketing and Management, Inc.; Downline Marketing and Training, Inc.; and Dream Marketing and SEO, Inc. Ford, either personally or by the acts of his co-conspirators, solicited individuals to invest in a web-based business they represented as profitable. Ford made these representations knowing that the individuals solicited would not in fact profit from their investments. Many of his victims were seniors.

“Seniors are especially vulnerable to fraud and scams, and my office will actively work to weed out individuals preying on our seniors,” said AG Ford. “I’m proud that this strong sentence will send a message to other fraudsters in our communities looking to profit from seniors.”  

This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General. The amended Indictment is attached.