Now, it is being reported that the sentencing phase has been completed. The article also goes on to state that all three men and the majority of their employees worked similar scams prior to this one.
Darnell Disroe was sentenced in federal court to 121 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1.1 million.
Michael Starace was sentenced to 18 months in prison for mail fraud and was ordered to pay $23,723 restitution.
Michael Lentine was sentenced to 51 months for conspiracy and mail fraud and was ordered to pay restitution of $249,432.
These severe penalties should serve notice that timeshare fraud is a serious crime, and is punished accordingly. Anyone working for a timeshare scam should reconsider, and anyone operating a timeshare scam needs to understand that they may find themselves locked in prison for years!
Consumers who have been the victim of timeshare related fraud or other consumer scams should always take the time to report the crime. The wheels of justice may move slowly at times, but justice will eventually be served!