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Joseph meli has been sentenced by a federal court in manhattan to over six years in prison in connection with a multi million dollar ponzi scheme involving tickets to popular concerts and broadway shows including hamilton.
Joe meli. Joseph meli is an actor and producer known for mr. Attorney for the southern district of new york announced that he and james sinischalchi have been charged with securities and wire fraud with sinischalchi arrested on monday in new york. 17 cr 680 s d n y on april 11 2019 two federal court judges entered final judgments against a new york city man joseph meli and six of his companies in connection with two sec cases that charged meli with operating multi million dollar fraudulent schemes involving purported purchases and resales of tickets to popular concerts and broadway shows.
Joe meli already in prison after entering a guilty plea to a ticket resale ponzi scheme in 2017 is facing new charges in new york that he participated in a similar scheme following his arrest. Bones 2017 rotten luck 2010 and checkmate keep your enemies closer 2013. Joseph meli the defendant was also ordered by u s.
The sentence followed meli s guilty plea to charges of securities fraud in the fall following his arrest in january of 2017. That s because the last owner was the wife of a guy who s very much in jail joseph meli not so mastermind of the inevitable hamilton ponzi scheme to strike musical history crazy new. Joseph meli passed away in bloomfield new york.
Joseph meli s cousin rebranded the operation after meli was charged with running the scheme the sec says. Berman the united states attorney for the southern district of new york announced today that joseph meli and james siniscalchi were charged this morning with securities fraud wire fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud stemming from their participation in a fraudulent broadway ticket investment scheme wherein meli and siniscalchi purported to use investor. Joseph meli who is serving a 78 month sentence after pleading guilty to ticket fraud charges with former radio host craig carton is to face a jury next july 12 after prosecutors accused him of.
District judge kimba wood in manhattan to make 58 8 million of restitution to his victims.