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Magazine Fraud Case

In July 2020, Michael Oelrich and Wayne Dahl were convicted of federal fraud offenses. In October 2020, 60 more individuals were charged as conspirators in this fraud scheme. Conspirators operated telemarketing call centers and claimed to be offering individuals a credit on their existing magazine subscriptions. In actuality, telemarketers signed up individuals for additional, expensive subscriptions using deceitful and fraudulent practices.

In order to obtain information necessary for sentencing, the Court has ordered presentence investigations, and an important part of the presentence investigation is determining the impact of the crime on victims. The United States Probation Office has been assigned to do that investigation.

If you have been identified as a possible victim of this offense and wish to complete a victim impact statement, please complete the form found here. The completed form can be returned to the U.S. Probation Office via mail, email, or fax. Contact information is listed below. If you have further questions, please call our office at 612-664-5450.


U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services
Attn: Victim Inquiries
300 South Fourth Street, Suite 406
Minneapolis, MN 55415