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Aurora man due in court Tuesday in contractor fraud

3:09 PM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- An Aurora man is due in federal court Tuesday on charges of defrauding contractors involved in FBI building projects in Indianapolis and Knoxville, Tenn. 

Judge Sara Lioi in Akron has scheduled the hearing for 51-year-old Robert Berryhill. Her docket calls it an arraignment and guilty plea hearing. 

He was charged in a court filing that usually signals a pending plea deal. Berryhill and his attorney haven't commented. 

Berryhill has been charged with pocketing more than $225,000 defrauded from a Westlake contractor. Berryhill was charged with mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and posing as an FBI employee. 

He's accused of creating phony businesses and invoices to divert construction funds to personal use.

The Associated Press

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