Berks County Man Indicted for Fraudulently Selling Body Armor


SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Marco Decamillo, age 46, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on a charge of mail fraud.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges Decamillo perpetrated a scheme using his company, “Downrange Tactical,” to advertise and sell ballistic rifle plates and other body armor which Decamillo falsely claimed were certified by the National Institute of Justice.  The indictment further alleges, that on January 13, 2021, Decamillo mailed four body armor plate inserts to a P.O. Box in Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

The matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  Assistant U.S. Attorney James Buchanan is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is twenty years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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