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Fraudster Michael Pearse Sentenced to 109 Months Minus Australia Extradition Time

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 20 – Michael Pearse, an admitted fraudster from Sidney, Australia, was sentenced on October 20 to 109 months. Time he spent in detention in Australia awaiting extradition will be subtracted, as well as his time in the MDC.

 Pearse said in the MDC there are knives and gangs.

The sentencing was by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Analisa Torres. Inner City Press covered it. Judge Torres noted that of the $10 million Pearse stole, there is no evidence he gave any to charity. There will be forfeiture of $10 million. Then deportation.

Judge Torres urged Pearse to teach others in the MDC. He replied that he is already teaching classes.

It was previously annoucned that Pearse an Australian national who was extradited to the United States from Australia in January 2021, pled guilty today to conspiracy to commit wire fraud stemming from his participation in a fraudulent scheme to charge hundreds of thousands of mobile phone customers millions of dollars in monthly fees for unsolicited, recurring text messages about topics such as horoscopes, celebrity gossip, and trivia facts, without the customers’ knowledge or consent – a practice to which the conspirators referred as “auto-subscribing.”

The overall case is US v. Wedd, et al.,
15-cr-616 (Torres)


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