United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
K. CRANE-HIRSCH Consumer Protection Branch United States
Department of Justice P.O. Box 386
C. STAHMAN, CA #228931 Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND ORDER FOR PERMANENT
BARBARA JACOBS ROTHSTEIN U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
the United States of America, has filed a Motion for Entry of
Default Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction pursuant
to Fed.R.Civ.P. 55(b), Fed.R.Civ.P. 65, and 18 U.S.C. §
1345 against Defendants Christine Reeves, also known as
Christine Newman, and VCare USA LLC (hereinafter
“Defendants”), based on Defendants'
violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1343 and 1956.
OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
Court, having considered the Complaint; the Motion for Entry
of Default Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction, the
declaration, and memorandum of points and authorities filed
in support thereof; the United States' Status Update; the
Clerk of Court's Order of Default; and the declarations,
exhibits, and memorandum of points and authorities filed in
support of the United States' Motion for Entry of
Preliminary Injunction, and being otherwise advised, finds
Court has jurisdiction over this action under 18 U.S.C.
§ 1345 and 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1345.
United States District Court for the Western District of
Washington is a proper venue for this action under 28 U.S.C.
§ 1391(b)(2) because Defendants are residents of this
district and because a substantial part of the events or
omissions giving rise to this Complaint occurred in this
Complaint states a claim upon which relief may be granted
against Defendants under 18 U.S.C. § 1345.
Defendants were properly served with notice of the lawsuit on
March 20, 2019.
Defendants have failed to answer or otherwise defend this
Clerk of the Court properly entered a default against
Defendants on July 29, 2019.
Because Defendants have defaulted, all allegations in the
Complaint (other than allegations relating to the amount of
damages, if any) are taken as true.
alleged in the Complaint, Defendants have participated in and
have knowingly and willingly acted in furtherance of an
ongoing wire fraud scheme. The scheme preys upon consumers
across the United States-disproportionately elderly
individuals-by having overseas telemarketers misrepresent
themselves as technicians for legitimate and well-known
computer companies, such as Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google, and
claim that victims' personal computers are infected by a
computer virus or other security threat and require immediate
and expensive measures to respond to the threat and protect
their systems going forward. The schemers persuade victims to
pay considerable sums of money for purported technical
services to address the false threats. Victims are told to
send their payments to domestic entities that include
Defendants in the present ...