On Monday, July 15, 2013, Irma Azrelyant and Alfia Iskandarova were handed down their sentences. Ms. Azrelyant received nearly the same sentence that Mr. Joshua Finkle received — 5 years of probation, with the first year of home confinement and location monitoring, along with $7,000,000 restitution with $100 payable immediately. Ms. Azrelyant will pay the restitution in monthly installments of $100, which if you did your math is twice Mr. Finkle’s $50 monthly installment.
Ms. Iskandarova received 3 years probation, no home confinement, along with $2,500,000 dollars restitution and $100 special assessment which was payable immediately.
The two postponements, as expected, belonged to Bridget Bonheyo and Jerome Bonheyo. According to PACER, no date has been recorded for their next sentencing date.
This concludes two defendants’ downfall from upstanding citizens to convicts, thus leaving five more defendants to be sentenced. Three are coming up next Monday, July 22nd.
On to other news, back in May, the Honorable Judge Pisano granted both Bonheyos’ request for their passports and release from their “Bail conditions” in order to attend the Deaflympics and the World Sports Congress. The orders were granted with the stipulation that they surrender their passports upon their return to the USA.
As per is usual, here are the documents from PACER.
Azrelyant Judgment is here
Azrelyant Minutes is here
Iskandarova Judgment is here
Iskandarova Minutes is here
Bonheyos Order Release 1 is here
Bonheyos Order Release 2 is here
Any chance you know how to reach Honorable Judge Pisano via e-mail?
There is no email address that is available for the general public's use. His website does have phone numbers to reach his office.
I went to court house three times to meet the Judge Pisano. He wasn't there. The Judge should be disparage for not doing his job right. Allowing the VRS companies steal tax payers monies. It s tell you that our society can be bought out and no wonder why our great country is going downhill like a freight train.
Do you happen to know the status of Bonheyo's?
As of 9/3/2013, PACER has not been updated since the postponed sentencing — I check at least once every other week for any updates. So no current updates regarding the Bonheyos. I am keeping an eye on PACER for any updates — I should check on a weekly basis so that the community gets an update as soon as PACER is updated.
I'm confused. You say she only has to pay back $7 million in $100 monthly installments? That doesn't add up — it'd take 5,830 years to pay back $7 million.
Correct. The monthly installments are determined by the US Probation Office based on review of the offender's financial records. We do not know the type of financial history each defendant has, the US Probation Office does per the judgment records (they have to provide to the US Probation Office copies of their financial records, and inform them of any significant change in income, so on).