Founder Of Non-Profit Organization Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Defrauding Parents Of Abducted Children
Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that PETER SENESE, the Founding Director of the I CARE Foundation (“I CARE”), a purported non-profit organization allegedly dedicated to preventing child abduction and trafficking, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court today by U.S. District Naomi R. Buchwald to 36 months in prison for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
In connection with the scheme, SENESE defrauded parents of international abduction victims by falsely representing that he could find and return the children to the United States in exchange for payments to fund his purported international rescue operation. SENESE pled guilty September 8, 2016. Click Here To Read More>>>
A Manhattan federal judge sentenced Peter Senese to three years in prison — tacking on an extra year to his expected sentence for trying to justify “a crime of unspeakable cruelty.”
Senese, 51, was arrested in 2015 and charged with preying on the desperate parents of abducted children by falsely claiming that he could recover their children with the help of a team of former Delta Force members, including himself.
Prosecutors said Senese stole as much as $85,000 for these fake missions, including from Dr. Samina Rahman from Westchester, whose son was taken to India by his father.