Former West Linn HS volunteer coach pleads not guilty in federal fraud case
During a Nov. 13 arraignment at the U.S. District Court of Oregon, West Linn resident David Shelofsky pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.
Shelofsky used to volunteer as a strength and conditioning coach for the West Linn High School football team.
According to court documents, Shelofsky's alleged scams amounted to more than $2.3 million. Accounts from an affidavit from an IRS special agent released before Shelofsky was arrested in June revealed how he allegedly took advantage of victims in vulnerable situations by earning their trust and establishing agreements for transactions of properties in West Linn and Bend.
He also was sentenced to three years in prison back in 2007 for embezzling more than $1.5 million.
Shelofsky currently is not in custody but under the supervision of a pretrial services officer.
A trial date was set for Jan. 12.
During the arraignment, which took place via video conference, Assistant U.S. Attorney Claire Fay said the trial was expected to last 10 days.
Shelofsky's attorney, Ronald Hoevet, did not respond to a request for comment.
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