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U.S. Attorney honored for work on Durham trial

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A 25-year veteran of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana has received the Director’s Award from the Executive Office of United States Attorneys for his work on the Tim Durham trial.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Winfield Ong, 55, prosecuted Tim Durham, James Cochran and Rick Snow on a white-collar fraud case, in which approximately 5,000 Ohio investors using Fair Finance Co. lost more than $200 million through a Ponzi scheme. The prosecution resulted in the largest white-collar fraud sentence imposed in the District – Durham received a 50-year sentence, Cochran was sentenced to 25 years and Snow received 10 years in prison.

Ong is a native of Evansville who received his law degree from Lewis and Clark University in Portland.

The Director’s Award honors employees from U.S. Attorney’s offices around the country who have supported the mission of their office and distinguished themselves through extraordinary professional achievements and excellence. Ong was selected from nearly 1,000 nominees nationwide.
 

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