POINT MUGU : 3 Men Indicted in Fraud Case
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted three men Wednesday who allegedly bilked Point Mugu Naval Air Station and Unocal Corp. out of at least $11,000 by billing them for merchandise that never existed, prosecutors said.
Martin S. Anderson, 44, a former Oxnard resident, and Bill M. Frazier, 45, of Camarillo are charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the government and Unocal, 12 counts of filing false claims against the government and 11 counts of mail fraud.
Ventura resident Erwin H. Muller, 49, is charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of filing a false income tax return.
Frazier, a salesman for a company owned by Anderson, submitted false and inflated invoices to the naval air station and Unocal for bogus materials over a 2 1/2-year period ending in 1986, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Patricia A. Beaman.
Frazier then paid kickbacks to Point Mugu and Unocal employees to confirm receipt of the phantom orders, the prosecutor said. Kickbacks allegedly included cash, televisions, microwave ovens, refrigerators, videocassette recorders and tools.
Anderson is the former president of Anderson Industrial Sales, an Oxnard company that supplied electrical, plumbing and building materials to area companies.