Convicted of Wire & Insurance Fraud

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multi-count fraudster Ejaz Shreef was sentenced to 48 months in prison on each count, concurrently, followed by two years of supervised release.

In Ejaz Shreef v. United States of America3 sentence.


A grand jury indicted Shreef, along with three co-conspirators, with conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud (Count One); and conspiracy to defraud (Count Two). Regarding Count One, the Indictment states, “[f]rom in or around April 2009 to April 2018,… [Shreef and the coconspirators] knowingly committed, conspired to commit a crime against the United States, including in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 (wire fraud) and 1344 (bank fraud).

Shreef went to court and the jury found him guilty on both charges. On direct appeal, Shreef said that the insurance fraud conspiracy to support the wire fraud element of the conspiracy ended the application of the statute of limitations and, although the case was on time, insufficient evidence to support the jury’s decision; evidence of past misconduct was improperly admitted; and the trial judge was ineffective for failing to request an “expert-dependent” jury instruction.

On April 9, 2021, the Fourth Committee affirmed the Court’s Decision and refused to deal with the problem presented by the legislators.

Shreef, unwilling to accept the Fourth Circuit’s decision, filed a Motion to Vacate. Shreef said:

  • The State erred in applying 18 USC §§ 1343 and 1344 to support Shreef’s conviction “without submitting such orders to the supreme court;” and
  • ineffectiveness of the trial judge and the trial judge for failing to adequately investigate the case; and
  • allowing the Government to decide or maintain an unconstitutional decision.


Shreef said that the Government is “cheating[ed]” and the Indictment Form presented to the court showed the charges set forth in the Indictment. According to the verdict, the jury found that “wire fraud,” and “bank fraud,” were elements of the conspiracy.

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The Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees that the accused has the right to the assistance of counsel in his defense. To demonstrate ineffectiveness of counsel, Shreef must establish ineffectiveness of counsel and, secondly, that the ineffectiveness is detrimental to him.

Courts must recognize the strong presumption that a judge’s conduct falls within the range of reasonable professional assistance. In addition, considering the bias of the analysis, the Court may grant relief if the results of the process were unfair or unreliable.

Shreef has the burden of showing that there is a reasonable possibility that but for the judge’s failure to rule on appeal, the outcome of the case would have been different; i.ethat he would have won the appeal.

The court said that Shreef’s case failed or the appellate judge failed to explain or attempt to support a frivolous argument. Also, Shreef failed to mention or show prejudice.

Accordingly, Shreef’s Motion to Vacate is overruled and denied.

Insurance fraudsters do not expect to be caught. Experience shows that very few fraudsters are caught, even smaller groups are prosecuted and even smaller ones are prosecuted. Those who are accused, like Mr. Shreef, believe that the only reason he was caught and convicted was because of someone else’s wrongdoing and pleading guilty and inadequate counsel. Since their cases, but for the verdict, might have been successful, they have money to support appeals and requests to stay out of prison. Mr. Shreef’s second attempt failed.

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