A federal indictment of captured fugitive Daniel Chartraw released Thursday accuses the former El Dorado Hills resident of far more extensive fraudulent schemes than previously revealed.
The grand jury indictment includes 18 counts of wire fraud in connection with uranium mines, oil commodities, precious metals in concentrate, dairy financing, gold refining and mining, and movie production.
He bilked $2.4 million out of investors between 2007 and 2011, according to the indictment.
Chartraw, 39, faces up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.
Chartraw also lost a $4.5 million judgment in El Dorado County in 2009, which remains unpaid, according to the plaintiffs' attorney. That case centered on a series of complicated real estate transactions, the lawyer said.
Chartraw had a primary residence in an El Dorado Hills mansion until 2010, when he moved to Monterey County.
Subsequently, he was arrested on the Central Coast and then disappeared until he was arrested by Mexican officials who deported him, turning him over to U.S. agents on April 20 in San Ysidro.
He is being held in Sacramento without bail.
According to the indictment, Chartraw's schemes, some of which appear to play on investor greed, include:
Obtaining a $75,000 loan based on false claims he owned a uranium mine and mineral refiner in eastern California.
Getting $50,000 from two investors based on claims he would help them become oil brokers.
Taking $200,000 as a fee, falsely saying he would invest $250 million in a dairy business.
Obtaining $113,258.30 from an investor, claiming it would generate 15 percent interest every 30 days.
Demanding a $100,000 fee from a movie producer, promising a $350 million investment.
Three schemes related to gold mining, mining equipment and precious metal bars. The ploys allegedly netted $1.25 million from five investors.
In each case, prosecutors allege funds went to Chartraw for personal use.
"We are not surprised by the indictment," said Kathleen Kerekes, the attorney who won the $4.5 million judgment against Chartraw.
Chartraw is accused of enlisting Joe Hoffman, a Folsom-based attorney, in one of the gold schemes.
Hoffman who has not been accused of any wrongdoing by prosecutors was Chartraw's attorney in a noncriminal matter.
Hoffman, running for El Dorado Superior Court judge, has declined to comment, citing professional constraints related to attorney-client privilege.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney said the office would have no comments beyond what was in the indictment.
Chartraw is to be arraigned May 23.