"...Resnick, in custody on charges of domestic violence, passed a note to Ashley
Lacerda, who was detained due to evidence she tried to contact a witness.
The note, which was intercepted by U.S. Marshals and read into the record out
of the presence of the jury, urged Ashley to tell her husband, who was not in
custody, to flee the country.
'Go to Bermuda'
"Don't risk another day in jail - Go to Bermuda - small private plane - from
there Cuba or Venezuela - ask for Asylum - cause mistrial - case falls apart
without him here - saves us all," the note read.
The government did not seek additional charges against Resnick but motioned
for Adam Lacerda to be detained, calling him a potential flight risk. Judge Noel
L. Hillman granted the motion and revoked Lacerda's bail.
On Thursday, the government finished its summation, followed by five hours of
closing arguments from the five defense attorneys.
Central to the case is testimony from seven former VO employees who pleaded
guilty to the fraud and directly implicated the defendants on the stand.
Defense attorneys have described those seven as liars, criminals, and
"junkies" (several admitted to taking five to 10 oxycodine pills a day and
drinking large quantities of alcohol while on the job)...."
Please read the full article at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130830_5_await_verdict_in_Camden_court_in_alleged_time-share_scam.html#38I7gr96mcI357MY.99
Hopefully, jury deliberation and sentencing will proceed quickly and provide ample punishment if these individuals are found guilty. This trial, even though it appears to have taken some bizarre turns, can serve as a
fantastic example to victims of timeshare fraud that reporting these crimes does make a difference! Always take the time to report consumer fraud- it's the only way to stop these con artists!