The Times West Virginian

June 19, 2013

Protective order on property granted

Attorneys allege FSU administrator bought house with proceeds from criminal activity

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — A federal court has granted a request to protect a house agents believe may have been purchased by a Fairmont State University administrator with proceeds from a criminal enterprise.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew Cogar and John Parr filed a verified complaint for forfeiture of the Bridgeport home owned by David Tamm, a vice president and chief information officer at FSU. While no charges have been filed against Tamm, the federal government believes it has the necessary evidence to prove Tamm purchased the property, located at 102 Rosewood Court in Bridgeport, with money obtained through fraudulent actions.

Cogar and Parr allege that Tamm engaged in a four-year scheme to commit mail and wire fraud by using state funds to purchase items to resell for his own benefit.

Late last week, U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley granted a protective order for the property in the civil action brought against Tamm.

Tamm must maintain the property, make mortgage and tax payments, and may not sell the Bridgeport home pending the conclusion of the criminal investigation and possible charges.


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