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Virginia USA Timeshare News: May 27, 2017

It's Happy Hour at The GateHouse >> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS:

NORFOLK: Look back for a moment to November 20, 2014, when the FBI scooped up Keith Kosco in Miami, FL, arresting him on warrants issued on November 17. He was rather quickly extradited to Virginia, where an arrest warrant and indictment awaited him, and he was charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud; 10 counts of Mail Fraud; 8 counts of Wire Fraud; and 5 counts of Aggravated Identity Theft.

On January 21, 2015 he was released on $100,000 secured bond with conditions. In February superseding indictments were filed to include 5 counts of Money Laundering to Promote Mail and Wire Fraud, and 4 counts of Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity, bringing the total number of counts to a whopping 33.

Fast forward: Kosco entered a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity. At that point, having been determined to be a flight risk, his bond was revoked and the Court then set a $1,000,000 surety bond (that’s $1 million, buckie). He was remanded to jail to await his sentencing.

And on July 13, 2015 Kosco was sentenced to 74 months (6+years) in prison, with a release date of July 10, 2020.

Why do I bring all of this up again? Because rumors are circulating that he will be released sometime later this year, having served less than half of his sentence.

How could that be? Scratching Head “Good time” and over crowding of the system, so they say. Believe it or not, because his crime is “non violent” he’ll reportedly get an early release. Of course he will be on parole for a lengthy time but even so…

Furthermore, the grapevine is buzzing with gossip that while on his ‘extended vacation’ he had his lieutenants Tania Blanco Pugh and James Sean Stacy running what was left of RSI minus the resale/rental part of the operation. You can refresh your memory about those two at the link.

And that’s not all. Whispers from reliable sources allege that Kosco had stashed a considerable boatload of Pesos before he was scooped up in Miami on that fateful day. According to those whispers, his plans are to pick up where he left off before going away, less the trade-in division.

True? Or just gossip? gossip

Meanwhile, Deborah Wagner, the Williamsburg attorney who was disbarred for her part in the fraud, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20, 2017 — probably not long before the head of the snake walks out of prison.

Stay tuned.



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2 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Any update on Wagner?




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    1. gatekeeper

      Wagner’s sentencing date has been rescheduled for July 20, 2017.




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