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CAMDEN: Here’s a bit of an update on the VO Group timeshare fraud case.
To begin with, Ian Resnick’s attorney is definitely earning his keep so to speak in defense of his client. On Feb. 3, 2016 he filed a motion for subpoenas pursuant to Rule 17(C), essentially in support of Resnick’s Constitutional right to face his accusers — many of whom the government brought forward long after Resnick had been convicted. You can get the details by reading the Motion itself at this link but in a nutshell:
Upon review of V.O. Group business records, counsel discovered many discrepancies, inaccuracies and/or omissions within many of the victim loss statements, F.B.I. 302 reports, and financial documentation produced by the Government for the purpose of sentencing.
Defendant, Ian Resnick, is seeking the assistance of this Court in obtaining, from “Wyndham Vacation Ownership” and “Wyndham Consumer Finance,” any and all materials, documents and/or correspondence which refer to, relate to, or concern any and all victims, including but not limited to any and all information related to 253 individuals, who are listed within the Government’s proposed victims’ list. (emphasis added)
WHEREFORE defendant, IAN RESNICK, through his counsel, respectfully requests that these requests for court ordered production of documents and materials, including but not limited to, all correspondence, including any and all relevant materials, concerning and/or in the possession of the above-mentioned entities and relating and relevant to this prosecution and the defendant be granted
The government quickly filed a brief in opposition but no hearing or decision has yet been forthcoming from the judge. I’m guessing that this move may once again cause a postponement of Resnick’s sentencing, currently set for Feb. 17.
Ashley Lacerda’s sentencing date — as of this writing — is still set for March 23, 2016.
Meanwhile, several of the defendants (but not all of them) who pled guilty to various counts of fraud in the case have finally either already been sentenced or have a date scheduled for sentencing. Keep in mind that most of them pled guilty to only one or two counts.
Francis Santore (a/k/a “Frank Martin,”) was set to be sentenced on 2/16/2016, but it has been reset to 2/19/2016
Steven Cox’s (a/k/a “Steve Coluzzi,”) sentencing is set for 3/9/2016.
Alfred Giordano (a/k/a “Alex Jordan,”) is scheduled to be sentenced on 2/19/2016.
Eric Reiff (a/k/a “Skip,” a/k/a “Skip Ray,”) was sentenced to 24 months (2 years) on Sept. 10, 2015 plus 3 years of supervised release plus he is ordered to pay $140,547.66 in restitution. He is incarcerated at Fort Dix FCI with a release date of 02/08/2017.
On July 18, 2014 Eric Reilly was sentenced to 36 months (3 years) plus 3 years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $3,040,767.54 in restitution to private and corporate victims. The Judgement says, among other things:
SEE ATTACHED PRIVATE VICTIMS/CORPORATE VICTIMS LIST OF 280 VICTIMS AND RESTITUTION AMOUNTS
The amounts ordered represent the total amounts due to the victims for these losses. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3664U)(1), this restitution order provides that the restitution to the private victims be paid in full before any restitution is paid to the corporate victims. The defendant’s restitution obligations shall not be affected by any restitution payments made by other defendants in this case, except that no further payments shall be required after the sums of the amounts actually paid by all defendants has fully satisfied these losses. The following defendants in the following cases may be subject to restitution orders to the same victims for these same losses:
- Adam Lacerda Cr. No.: 12-303-01
- Ashley Lacerda Cr. No.: 12-303-02
- Ian Resnick Cr. No.: 12-303-03
- Steven Cox Cr. No.: 12-303-04
- Alfred Giordano Cr. No.: 12-303-05
- Francis Santore Cr. No.: 12-303-06
- Brian Corley Cr. No.: 12-303-07
- Joseph Saxon Cr. No.: 12-303-09
- Aimee Allen Cr. No.: 13-170-03
- Vincent Giordano Cr. No.: 13-216-01
- Eric K. Reiff Cr. No.: 13-310-01
- Nancy Manno Cr. No.: 13-334-01
- Jeffrey Sawyer Cr. No.: 13-335-01
- Catherine Bannigan Cr. No.: 13-357-01
- Ryan E. Bird Cr. No.: 13-406-01
- Genevieve Manzoni Cr. No.: 12-303-10
You can find a victims list along with the restitution amount owed each of them on the Judgement document relating to Eric Reilly.
Stay tuned for more details as I find them.
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