Federal judge keeps ‘Sunny’ Shah case under seal with caveat, ‘trust me …’


Federal judge keeps ‘Sunny’ Shah case under seal with caveat, ‘trust me …’

The reason a convicted felon involved in defrauding the U.S. Treasury out of more than $1.3 million in a check-chasing scheme stayed out of federal prison for nearly a year and a half after his sentencing will remain secret for the time being, a judge ordered late last week.

On Jan. 26, 2016, Sawan “Sunny” Shah, then 43, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge, Middle District of Georgia Clay D. Land for his role in a scam that bilked more than $24 million from the U.S. government and has led to nearly two dozen convictions …

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