Glass Emporium President Mehrdad Hakimian Sentenced to 3½ Years in Prison, Along with $150,000 Fine, for Insurance Fraud Charges
July 6, 2010

Former Glass Emporium president Mehrdad Hakimian was sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison (42 months), along with a $150,000 fine due immediately, during a hearing on Friday, according to sources close to the case. Hakimian was found guilty in March of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and obstruction of justice, along with several related charges. He also had pleaded guilty previously to charges related to visa fraud and the harboring of illegal aliens. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

Hakimian is to begin serving his sentence within 90 days, and, after he has completed his time in prison, will be on supervised probation for three years, according to sources.

In addition, Hakimian announced late last week that he was stepping down as president of the company, effective July 2. He made the announcement via a memo to the company’s Board of Directors.

“I want to thank all of the employees of Glass Emporium for their hard work over these many years and particularly the support they have offered me during the last two years,” writes Hakimian in the memo. “I know that going forward the fortunes of the company will be in good hands and that its best years are yet to come.”

This Friday, Glass Emporium vice president Emma DeGuzman also is scheduled to be sentenced. DeGuzman also was charged with insurance fraud, engaging in conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and wire fraud, but those charges against her were dismissed when she pleaded guilty to charges regarding her alleged harboring of illegal aliens in her work with the company.

Glass Emporium owns both Glass Pro and Glass Masters and has locations throughout the United States. The company is not affiliated with Glasspro in Charleston, S.C.


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