Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Thursday alleging Richard Harley claimed to have oil reserves estimated at 10 million barrels while soliciting financial backing to extract the oil.
The Shawnee-on-Delaware man is also accused of repeatedly attempting to deposit two fraudulent $500 million checks at various financial institutions so he could borrow against them.
The Pocono Record of Stroudsburg (http://bit.ly/PUuAo4) reports Harley previously spent five years in prison for fraud after using bogus "ozone enemas" he claimed could treat AIDS and various other illnesses.
A phone number for Harley couldn't immediately be located. An initial appearance is scheduled for Sept. 6.
Information from: Pocono Record, http://www.poconorecord.com/