Garrett Sotolongo Investigation: 4/21/13
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#41 Jan 30, 2014
I hate not being able to edit my them/they error. ;{
Troy

Orlando, FL

#42 Jan 30, 2014
I don't get the Klugh, or Bergadahl thing either. Kiugh is about as expensive a lawyer as their is, and Bergandahl isn't cheap either.
Now that Sotolongo is pleading guilty, Bergandahl looks to be taking over the reigns on Garretts case.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#43 Jan 31, 2014
A Daytona Beach tax preparer was convicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday 1/29/14 on multiple tax offenses. Fane Dacosta was found guilty on 25 counts of illegal tax preparation and faces 3 years for each count according to a federal investigation. Decosta was held responsible for more than $500.000 in undeserved tax refunds.
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#44 Jan 31, 2014
It got even more confusing today with Brian Phillips (Garret's attorney) revealing he prosecuted one of the co-defenedents as a federal prosecutor. He was an assistant prosecutor when Musselwhite was involved in a mortgage fraud scheme in 1997. Isn't this sweet? Now Judge Spaulding is wanting information on that case, so Musselwhite can prepare for the current case. WTF is going on? Is Phillips a former prosecutor gone to the dark side?
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#45 Jan 31, 2014
It wasn't a breaking news story in the Orlando Sentinel!
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#46 Jan 31, 2014
Joe wrote:
A Daytona Beach tax preparer was convicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday 1/29/14 on multiple tax offenses. Fane Dacosta was found guilty on 25 counts of illegal tax preparation and faces 3 years for each count according to a federal investigation. Decosta was held responsible for more than $500.000 in undeserved tax refunds.
Correction" 1/30/14
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#47 Feb 1, 2014
Joe wrote:
<quoted text> It won't be about an internal investigation. That's only being set up as a defense mechanism. The court will prove that Sunshine Law as it was written & has been practiced by local governments is an extreme violation of constitutional rights. During the trial it will be determined and disputed that Josh Wagner knowingly took part in the sale and distribution of Oxycontin. after giving legal advise to 17 year old [without parental authority] to seek help from the Wagner Clinic. Former chiropractor Joseph Wagner { his father] was arrested at the Daytona Beach airport and is serving 15 years for writing and distributing various illegal prescription.
When the point of this comment was made, the name John Bergendalh would ring a bell. Bergendalh was the lawyer representing Joseph Wagner. Wagner was not granted a reduction of his 15 year sentence to 9 years. Based on the idea that Bergendalh could have given Wagner [senior] advise to leave the country illuminate the name completely from being a member of the legal defense.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#48 Feb 1, 2014
Musselwhite vs. Singh 1997-98 is a matter of [internet] public information violating the constitutional right to a fair trial. The name Brian Phillips can be illuminated as a member for the defense.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#49 Feb 1, 2014
Richard Klugh a Miami lawyer represented former city commissioner/lawyer Keith Wasserstrom in a 2007 verdict of guilty after Wasserstrom's licenses was suspended & Wasserstrom failed to reveal money being used in a slush fund organization. Richard Klugh can be illuminated as a member for the defense.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#50 Feb 1, 2014
In the matter of Constitutional rights each right is [not] numbered by order of importance or agenda. All rights were created _Equally- Freedom of the press has taken liberties over the rights of individuals. Media/Press release has been restricted from obtaining any factual information as this will interfere with jury selection. Selected jurors are forbidden to know too much about a case as it will predetermine the decision that will interfere with a fair trial by due process. This is a reminder of those rights.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#51 Feb 5, 2014
According to reports Sotolongo did plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud. Judge Roy B. Dalton rejected the plea with a sentence of only 5 years. Sotolongo was not willing to testify against Garrett or Musselwhite. Mencis plea bargained and will be sentenced after testifying against Sotolongo Musselwhite & Garrett. The trial is scheduled for March.
troy

Orlando, FL

#52 Mar 7, 2014
Supposedly, all pleas are off the table, and the prosecution is prepping it's witnesses for trial. It appears that none of the plea possibilities, acceptable to the defense, are ones judge Dalton would likely approve.

It looks like we're headed to trial. I just hope the prosecutor, Tanya Wilson, is up to the task.
troy

Orlando, FL

#53 Mar 24, 2014
This is beginning to take on the feel of a soap opera. We now have another new judge, Anne Conway, and a new prosecutor. Andrew Searle. The trial is scheduled to start on April the fourteenth. Let's hope there are no more surprises.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#54 Mar 24, 2014
troy wrote:
Coton plead guilty in the mortgage fraud case. He wasn't a part of the bus bench scandal. Coton and several others are in fear for their safety, but are cooperating. So far.
The primary lawyer for the fraud ring is Richard Klugh and he is famous for delays. Jimmy is already bragging about that.
you were sure of yourself when you made this comment and you shouldn't be wrong for believing that they're in fear for their own safety.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#55 Mar 24, 2014
troy wrote:
Supposedly, all pleas are off the table, and the prosecution is prepping it's witnesses for trial. It appears that none of the plea possibilities, acceptable to the defense, are ones judge Dalton would likely approve.
It looks like we're headed to trial. I just hope the prosecutor, Tanya Wilson, is up to the task.
There isn't any reason to believe that a plea bargain or cooperation in this case was an option. Federal officers will not except a plea bargain from suspects that are being accused of lying to a federal institution.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#56 Mar 24, 2014
Joe wrote:
Richard Klugh a Miami lawyer represented former city commissioner/lawyer Keith Wasserstrom in a 2007 verdict of guilty after Wasserstrom's licenses was suspended & Wasserstrom failed to reveal money being used in a slush fund organization. Richard Klugh can be illuminated as a member for the defense.
This comment leads to the reasonable doubt that Klugh has nothing whatsoever to do with this case.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#57 Mar 24, 2014
Troy wrote:
I don't get the Klugh, or Bergadahl thing either. Kiugh is about as expensive a lawyer as their is, and Bergandahl isn't cheap either.
Now that Sotolongo is pleading guilty, Bergandahl looks to be taking over the reigns on Garretts case.
You were confused about any involvement between both members for the defense.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#58 Mar 24, 2014
troy wrote:
The newly appointed special investigator Jon Kaney is going to get to the bottom of the campaign scandal.
I wish we had someone like him handling the federal case against the Sotolongo mortgage fraud ring.
The Kaney Investigation is being reported as a worthless waste of taxpayers money without results. According to the report even Kaney said there was a problem.
anonymus

Hudsonville, MI

#59 Mar 24, 2014
I did some work for Jim during 2006 and 2007 was completely dumbfounded when I heard about the charges. Now looking back I heard a lot about it while i was working for Daytona Beach Luxury Rentals for about 6 months. I am now using this story as an Ethics end of the year project for college.
troy

Orlando, FL

#60 Mar 25, 2014
Joe, you've been reading the headline surfer. That internet rag is being paid to support Jim and Ramara.

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