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SACRAMENTO: As I promised last week, here’s the most recent update for those of you who are victims of the notorious Juan Montalbo/John Monte and his alleged partners in crime who operated some pretty down-and-dirty timeshare scams in Puerto Vallarta, MX.
The trio was scheduled to appear before District Judge John A. Mendez on Sept. 20 for a status hearing, but that hearing has been rescheduled for December 13, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. Why? you ask.
To quote the Court record (emphasis added):
It is hereby stipulated and agreed between Plaintiff, United States of America, and defendants Wayne York, Marco Antonio Ramirez Zuno and Juan Carlos Montalbo, that the status conference scheduled for September 20, 2016, may be continued to December 13, 2016, at 9:15 a.m.
Although the government has provided approximately 5000 pages of discovery to date, it is still in the process of collating and Bates stamping the results of several email search warrants and has been unable to disclose those materials to the defense. Hopefully that material will be available next week.
All counsel therefore need additional time to review discovery and to pursue investigation before the case is further scheduled. They agree that the status conference should be continued to December 13, 2016, and ask the Court to order time excluded under the Speedy Trial Act through that date in order to afford necessary time for effective preparation. The parties agree that the interests of justice to be served by a continuance outweigh the best interests of the defendants and the public in a speedy trial, and ask the Court to order time excluded pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A) and (b)(iv).
5000 (five THOUSAND) pages of discovery so far. Did you get that? Including emails and, I imagine, bank statements, statements from victims, and lots more.
So all you flim flam artists still thieving your way along in Mexico, Costa Rica and elsewhere, thinking you’re untouchable because of your location and the officials you’ve paid off, might want to think again. Some of you are being watched; evidence is being gathered; you’re not as safe as you think you are. And when they catch you (and they WILL catch you) and seize all your assets and shame your families and throw your sorry a$$es into prison, who will stand by you? Will you have to ask Mommy and Daddy to post bond for you?
Personally, I’ll be doing a happy dance of vicious satisfaction.
“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.” –Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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