EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (February 3, 2015) — Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, has announced that on January 23, 2015, Kyle Richard Robertson, 32, of Miami, FL, was sentenced in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. Robertson was sentenced to 28 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release. Robertson was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and a $100 special assessment.
The investigation determined that Robertson was a manager at C&G Marketing Associates, LLC, also known as Premier Timeshare Solutions (PTS). Working out of office buildings in Florida, PTS, UMS, and CVS targeted owners of timeshares throughout the United States and Canada. In various court filings related to the PTS scam, the government has alleged that the overall scam bilked consumers of $14.5 million from over 7,000 people throughout the United States and Canada.
This prosecution is one of nearly 75 timeshare resale fraud prosecutions brought in the Southern District of Illinois over the past four years. The case is part of an ongoing investigation by the St. Louis Field Office of the Chicago Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the Florida Attorney General’s Office and the Florida Department of Agriculture. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael Hallock and Assistant United States Attorney William Coonan.