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Florida phisher scammer keeps $5.5 million

By Dr Dij ·
Florida DA's have settled for $500,000 from a phisher scammer who defrauded people out of $5.9 million.

While the scammer has a house worth $2.4 million, the DA's decided not to try and take this due to Florida law that lets people in bankruptcy keep almost any value home.

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=164900917#_

Any creative ideas about what should happen to this fellow?
Any suggestions on changing laws, etc?

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by jbaker In reply to Florida phisher scammer k ...

They should pass a judgement on him so that if he ever tries to sell any property, the state gets the proceeds.

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Yes

by Dr Dij In reply to

I also think they should modify the law so they can take anyway if fraud involved.

I don't think they should have right to roof over their heads if they took it from someone.

and maybe gross limits to value of property so only reasonably priced homes are involved, tho till real estate bubble bursts, not too many reasonable.


note: I was fascinated that his address shows up on zabasearch.com (type in name, then limit to florida)

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I'm surprised that's all he rec'd, what about jail time?

by UncleRob In reply to Florida phisher scammer k ...

Seems like he got off the hook big time with still a sizeable bank account and home to enjoy and relax in. Was the case settled out of court? Why wouldn't jail time be added along with the fine, I thought fraud especially of this size would have at least gotten him in the slammer for a year or so. If someone steals a car, they get jail time & community service, they wouldn't be let off the hook if they said "here's the money for the car I stole, I'm off the hook now", I don't understand the difference here - Am I wrong or is something missing?

Or maybe it's this, although he is a criminal and through his fraudulent actions stole @ $6mil from a whole bunch of people, he's a taxpayer and since he makes decent money, pays decent taxes and we don't want to stop that from continuing because Florida needs to keep tax revenue coming in from it's citizens?!

This guy's smart and should continue doing what he's doing, there's obviously no penalty for his actions, heck 500 grand isn't even the full amount of income tax he would pay on revenue of $6 million, sounds like a sweet gig to me, where do I sign up?

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by Der Tommissar In reply to Florida phisher scammer k ...

But, you might say, a fine of almost $500,000 is a pretty big hit, right? Well, not when you consider that this cyberslug has an estate valued at $2.4 million

So, the fine was worth approximately twenty percent of his home's value. By comparison, if I owned a $200000 house, the fine would be $40000. That's not exactly something I'd laugh off.

Is the house paid in full, or is there a mortgage? What did he have to pay in income tax? Maybe they could ge thim on tax evasion? What other liquid assets did he have? Why weren't they seized? Or were they?

I see nothing wrong with a law that allows someone to keep his house, even in a case like this.

To paraphrase St. Thomas More: "And you will cut down every law in England to get at the devil. And when you do, when you cut down the last law, he will turn on you. And you will have no place to hide."

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Why Florida?

by beads In reply to

What is with that state? I have personally seen more scam artists, phishers and spammers come out of that one state than all the others combined.

- beads

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