Houston man indicted for defrauding ExxonMobil of more than $5 million

R. Scott Jordan, 52, of Houston, has surrendered to authorities following the return of an indictment alleging he defrauded Exxon Mobil and caused a loss of more than $5 million, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

The indictment was returned under seal March 23, 2015, and unsealed March 30 as he made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy.

As outlined in the indictment, Jordan owned and operated a company called One Source Industrial, which operated in the Houston area providing welding services. Exxon's Baytown Olefins Plant (BOP) was One Source Industrial's primary client. The indictment alleges that from 2004 through 2010, Jordan conspired with Garry W. Arnold, 63, of Dayton, who was employed by Exxon Mobil, to deprive Exxon Mobil of both its money and property and its right to Arnold's honest services. The indictment also alleges four substantive counts of mail fraud.

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