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Woman Who Defrauded Joumana Kidd Got 51 Months Then 42 Asks Out Citing Harassment

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book

SDNY COURTHOUSE, July 5 – Tracii Show Hutsona was charged with wire fraud and identity theft while billing herself a big-wig booking "models, musicians and dancers in Japan."           

    On January 13, 2022 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jesse M. Furman held a conference. Inner City Press covered it. 

 Hutsona is out on $50,000 bond, secured by $15,000 cash. The complaint says, "it appears that Hudsona stole money set aside for the education of Victim-1's children to fund her own luxury lifestyle." Victim-1 was Joumana Kidd, the ex-wife of the NBA's Jason Kidd.

On February 28, 2023 after a guilty plea, Show-Hutsona was up for sentencing before Judge Furman. Inner City Press was there.

The guideline was 41-51 months, and Judge Furman went to the top, 51 months. The defendant was previously convicted, and while on bond in this case was on video smoking pot in Puerto Rico. She has two restaurants, in San Diego and Arizona; her lawyer said she can't be working all the time.

Joumana Kidd's lawyer spoke, but did not ask for a hearing on their request for $1.7 million. So there is $1,148,759.28 in restitution, and a fine of $10,000.

Hutsona was to turn herself in on April 13. But based on a letter filed ex parte - not yet in the docket - Judge Furman scheduled a bail hearing for March 20. Hudsona's CJA lawyer replied that she will turn herself in to BOP in Arizona on March 20. The hearing was canceled.

On March 20, most of the US' letter and exhibits were made public - it was due to Internet posting such as the one now here.

Jump cut to March 7, 2024 when Hutsona's lawyer wrote in asking to reduce her sentence under Amendment 821 to the Sentencing Guidelines, citing danger with reference to the stabbing of Derek Chauvin. Judge Furman has said the US should file any response by March 18, no reply without leave of the court.

On March 18, the US Attorney's Office filed opposition to relief under Amendment 821, saying that "as the Court recognized as sentencing, the defendant is a serial fraudster."

On March 19, Judge Furman reduced Hutsona's sentence to 42 months.

On July 3 Hutsona wrote in asking to be released citing long haul COVID and saying "the special populations coordinator at FCI Phoenix Satellite camp implored an inmate to 'set me up' with contraband" and a TV show about her was viewable in the facility in violation of BOP protocol. Judge Furman gave DOJ until July 18 to respond - including about the coordinator?

The case is US v. Hutsona, 21-cr-299 (Furman)


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