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Silver Lease Fraud Duo Share Same Law Firm So Curcio Hearing Held in SDNY Case

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 7 – Robert Jeffrey Johnson and Kathleen Hook are charged with wire fraud conspiracy in connection with a precious metals leasing program known as the "Silver Lease Company." They are represented by the same law firm.         

     On February 24, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Edgardo Ramos held a Curcio hearing. Inner City Press covered it.

  Johnson but not Hook is charged with defrauding insurance companies

. The US Attorney's Office submitted a list of proposed questions for each defendant.

  On March 7, the questions were posed in a proceeding that Inner City Press also covered, as to whether Howard Srebnick (who represented Michael Avenatti for a time in the Nike trial) and his law partner Alyssa Silvaggi could represented both defendants.

The case is  US v. Johnson, et al., 21-cr-428 (Ramos)


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