United States v. Marsh, 10-CR-0480

CourtUnited States District Courts. 2nd Circuit. United States District Court (Eastern District of New York)
Writing for the CourtJack B. Weinstein
PartiesUNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KENNETH MARSH, BALDWIN ANDERSON, RICHARD BORRELLO, ROBERT ANTHONY BUDION, JOHN DEGLIUOMINI, JEANNE LADA, JAMES T. LEVIER, CHRISTOPHER PERROTTA, GREGORY ROSSOMANDO, MICHAEL SCARPACI, ROBERT SEIDOR, DOMINIC SPINELLI, and PAUL STOKES, Defendants. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ANTHONY VECCHIONE, Defendant. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GREG PRASKER, Defendant. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ANTHONY DELLAVENTURA, Defendant. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. NICOLE MARSH, Defendant.
Decision Date26 October 2011
Docket Number10-CR-0801,10-CR-0480,10-CR-0800,10-CR-0700,10-CR-0697

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
KENNETH MARSH, BALDWIN ANDERSON, RICHARD BORRELLO, ROBERT ANTHONY
BUDION, JOHN DEGLIUOMINI, JEANNE LADA, JAMES T. LEVIER, CHRISTOPHER PERROTTA,
GREGORY ROSSOMANDO, MICHAEL SCARPACI, ROBERT SEIDOR,
DOMINIC SPINELLI, and PAUL STOKES, Defendants.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
ANTHONY VECCHIONE, Defendant.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
GREG PRASKER, Defendant.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
ANTHONY DELLAVENTURA, Defendant.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
NICOLE MARSH, Defendant.

10-CR-0480
10-CR-0697
10-CR-0700
10-CR-0800
10-CR-0801

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Dated: October 26, 2011


Statement of Reasons Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3553(c)(2)

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Appearances:

Patrick Sean Sinclair, Jonathan E. Green, Karen R. Hennigan, Michael Lloyd Yaeger, and Roger Anson Burlingame, United States Attorneys' Office, Eastern District of New York, for the United States.

Alan S. Futerfas, Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas Esq., New York, NY, for defendant Kenneth Marsh.

Michael P. Padden, Federal Defenders of New York, Inc., New York, NY, for defendant Baldwin Anderson.

Harlan J. Protass, Clayman & Rosenberg LLP, New York, NY, and Frank Anthony Doddato, Garden City, NY, for defendant Richard Borrello.

Gerard M. Marrone, Law Office of Gerard M. Marrone, Middle Village, NY, for defendant Robert Anthony Budion.

Joseph Mure, Jr., Brooklyn, NY, and Priya Chaudry, New York, NY, for defendant John Degliuomini.

Joseph V. Sorrentino, Law Offices of Joseph V. Sorrentino, Esq., Staten Island, NY, for defendant Jeanne Lada.

Steven R. Kartagener, New York, NY, for defendant James T. Levier.

Mathew J. Mari, New York, NY, for defendant Christopher Perrotta.

Edward A. McDonald, Dechert LLP, New York, NY, for defendant Gregory Rossomando.

Joseph R. Corozzo, Jr., Rubinstein & Corozzo LLP, New York, NY, for defendant Michael Scarpaci.

Alan M. Abramson, Schuman Abramson & Morak, New York, NY, for defendant Robert Seidor.

Louis E. Diamond, Staten Island, NY, for defendant Dominic Spinelli.

Mark J. Fonte, Staten Island, NY, for defendant Paul Stokes.

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John Frederick Carman, Garden City, NY, for defendant William Vecchione.

Richard A. Roth, The Roth Law Firm, New York, NY, for defendant Greg Prasker.

Mario F. Gallucci, Helbock Nappa & Gallucci, Staten Island, NY, for defendant Anthony Dellaventura.

James Kousouros, Kew Gardens, NY, for defendant Nicole Marsh.

JACK B. WEINSTEIN, United States District Judge:

I. Introduction..................................................................................................................6

II. Facts..........................................................................................................................9

A. Fraud and Conspiracy............................................................................................9
1. Scheme...............................................................................................................9
2. Distinctions Among Defendants......................................................................14
3. Defendants' Knowledge of the Fraud..............................................................17

III. Victim Statements...................................................................................................18

A. Economic Effects of the Fraud............................................................................18
B. Non-Economic Effects of the Fraud....................................................................20
1. Depression.......................................................................................................20
2. Physical Effects...............................................................................................20
3. Family Stress...................................................................................................20
C. Vulnerability of the Victims................................................................................21

IV. Law of Sentencing: Issues Common to All Defendants.........................................23

A. Number of Victims..............................................................................................23
B. Sophisticated Means............................................................................................23
C. Loss Calculation..................................................................................................24
D. Restitution...........................................................................................................29

V. Individual Sentences...............................................................................................36

A. Kenneth Marsh....................................................................................................36
1. Background......................................................................................................36
2. Offense.............................................................................................................40

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3. Sentence...........................................................................................................41
B. Nicole Marsh.......................................................................................................43
1. Background......................................................................................................43
2. Offense.............................................................................................................45
3. Sentence...........................................................................................................47
C. Baldwin Anderson...............................................................................................49
1. Background......................................................................................................49
2. Offense.............................................................................................................50
3. Sentence...........................................................................................................51
D. Richard Borrello..................................................................................................52
1. Background......................................................................................................53
2. Offense.............................................................................................................55
3. Sentence...........................................................................................................56
E. Robert Anthony Budion......................................................................................57
1. Background......................................................................................................57
2. Offense.............................................................................................................60
3. Sentence...........................................................................................................62
F. John Degliuomini................................................................................................63
1. Background......................................................................................................63
2. Offense.............................................................................................................65
3. Sentence...........................................................................................................66
G. Jeanne Lada.........................................................................................................67
1. Background......................................................................................................67
2. Offense.............................................................................................................70
3. Sentence...........................................................................................................71
H. Anthony Dellaventura.........................................................................................72
1. Background......................................................................................................72
2. Offense.............................................................................................................75
3. Sentence...........................................................................................................77
I. James T. Levier...................................................................................................77
1. Background......................................................................................................77
2. Offense.............................................................................................................80
3. Sentence...........................................................................................................81

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J. Christopher Perrotta............................................................................................82
1. Background......................................................................................................82
2.
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