Corvallis man sentenced in child porn, fraud case
Mar 06,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

John Matthew Gillmore was sentenced to a 63-month term of imprisonment for distributing child pornography and for committing wire fraud

John Matthew Gillmore, 41, a resident of Corvallis, Oregon, was sentenced by United States District Judge Ann Aiken to serve a 63-month term of imprisonment for distributing child pornography and committing wire fraud. The United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, Karin J. Immergut, announced that Gillmore pled guilty to distributing child pornography on September 14, 2005. While on pretrial release on that charge, he committed theft of ink jet printer cartridges from Hewlett-Packard and sold them on the Internet. He pled guilty to wire fraud on October 3, 2006. Gillmore lived at 3240 NE Lancaster, #3, in Corvallis, Oregon prior to his arrest.

In pleading guilty to the distribution of child pornography offense, Gillmore admitted that in April of 2001, he distributed child pornography through his computer. In pleading guilty to the wire fraud offense, Gillmore admitted that in January and October of 2005, he carried out a scheme to defraud persons by making fraudulent representations via the Internet that he had certain merchandise for sale which included Hewlett-Packard ink jet printer cartridges. In doing so, he failed to inform potential buyers that he had stolen the merchandise from Hewlett-Packard and that he had no lawful authority to sell it. He then sold $9,343.84 of stolen Hewlett-Packard ink jet printer cartridges via the Internet to individuals in at least 25 states within the United States of America and one province in Canada. Gillmore was sentenced to serve a 63-month term of imprisonment and to pay $9,343.84 in restitution to Hewlett-Packard. Upon release from custody, he will serve a three-year term of supervised release.

The investigations were conducted by the Corvallis Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.