For Bridget Bonheyo and Jerome Bonheyo, 2015 already is not looking to be a good year. Earlier today, January 7, 2015, the Bonheyos were finally handed their sentences by the Honorable Judge Pisano.
Ms. Bonheyo was sentenced to 3 years of probation with special conditions, pay a restitution of $18,550,554, that is $18.5 million dollars, with a special assessment of $100 to be payable immediately.
Mr Bonheyo was sentenced to 3 years with special conditions, pay a restitution of $18,550,554, that is $18.5 million dollars, with a special assessment of $100 to be payable immediately.
The Judgments do not mention what the special conditions are. VRS Justice will monitor PACER for an updated Judgment document, and if they do become available, you know where to find them. If we go with past history, the first year will be home confinement with electronic monitoring, followed by two years of no confinement and monitoring, especially with such a large restitution amount — just barely the third largest after the Yeh Brothers and one or two surprise defendant(s).
With their sentencings behind them, the VRS Fraud Tally now stands at:
|Not Guilty/Dismissed||Prison||Released from Prison|
|31||0||29 – Plea Bargain
1 – Guilty by Jury Trial (Benjamin Pena)
|1 – Dismissed/charges dropped (Kathleen Valle)||4 – In Prison (John Yeh, Joseph Yeh, Benjamin Pena and Samuel Hawk)||1 – Larry Berke|
You may have noticed that the tally is not zero. In fact, the number of terminated cases increased. This is because of two new VRS Fraud defendants to make the list — Samuel Hawk and Bryce Chapman, both of Hawk Relay. More on that in my next post.