3 plead guilty to defrauding Dell Inc. of millions of dollars, feds say 


Three people from the Austin area pleaded guilty Thursday morning to several counts of fraud after prosecutors say they charged Dell Inc. for millions of dollars in services they did not provide, overbilled the company, and lied about their income in federal tax returns. 

Bryan Dale Wallace, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud; Tobie R. Nunn, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of subscribing a false Income Tax Return; and her husband, 55-year-old Kelly Burton Nunn, pleaded guilty to both conspiracy and tax fraud charges. 

Department of Justice officials say Kelly Nunn and Wallace submitted several fraudulent invoices to Nunn’s employer, Dell Inc., under the business name Bison Services. The pair overcharged the company for computer-related services or charged it for work they did not provide. Dell ended up paying Wallace millions of dollars between January 2007 and August 2012, DOJ officials said. 

Kelly and Tobie Nunn also filed a fraudulent tax return in April 2011 in which they “substantially understated” their actual income for 2010, a DOJ news released issued Thursday said. 

The three face sentences of at least three years in prison and could be ordered to pay millions in restitution, officials said. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. 


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