A new charge against two men accused of conspiring to kill Danville resident
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday filed a new charge against two men accused of conspiring to kill Danville resident Greg Davis in 2018. Vermont U.S. Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest has filed a second superseding indictment alleging that Turkish nationals Serhat D. Gumrukcu, 39, and Berk Eratay, 36, conspired to commit wire fraud in the years leading up to the murder of Davis. “Between January 2015 and January 2018, in the district of Vermont and elsewhere, the Defendants Serhat Gumrukcu and Berk Eratay knowingly and willfully conspired to commit wire fraud by devising and executing a scheme to defraud G.G. and Gregory Davis by attempting to deceive them about funds available to Gumrukcu and Lauren Trading,” reads count three of the new Grand Jury indictment. According to court documents, “Lauren Trading, LLC” was allegedly an Oman-based oil trading company in which Gumrukcu said he owned a controlling interest. Eratay served as an Information Technology business assistant to Gumrukcu. The murder conspiracy charges against Gumrukcu, Eratay and alleged kidnapper Jerry Banks remain in the second superseding indictment.