Just In: Wayne Dyer’s son in law faces 20 years for Fraud
Self help guru Wayne Dyer’s son in law faces 20 years prison term
July 28,2017 story from the Sun Sentinel:
Matthew Pisoni, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, …. found guilty of conspiring to commit mail fraud, …. running a $25 million sweepstakes mail fraud that victimized more than 100,000 people — mostly seniors — in the U.S. and other countries,….prosecutors said Friday after a five-week jury trial that ended earlier this week in federal court in Miami.
According to evidence in the trial, the fraud was masterminded by Pisoni, who is the son-in-law of the late self-help guru Wayne Dyer…who faces a maximum punishment of 20 years in federal prison when they are sentenced in October.
Manifesting 101: Mastering the Art of Getting What You Want…and lesson learned by son in law Matt
A clear example of deceptive wording to scam old people out of their money as stated in the FTC lawsuit:( link here)
COMPLAINT FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION by The FTC 5/18/2015
DEFENDANTS’ BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
25. To create the impression that consumers have won and will receive a substantial
cash prize, Defendants’ letters typically represent that consumers have been specially selected to
receive the prize.
Examples of statements in the letters include:
[Jane Doe], your selection to receive this VERIFIED
DOCUMENTATION was made official today at 09:34:02
confirming your status as DESIGNATED RECIPIENT of cash
directives for Prize Payment Amounts now GUARANTEED to
exceed £2.9 Million and GUARANTEED to be sent to you
pursuant to official guidelines established by this division.
and page 8:
27. Defendants’ letters also often indicate that the recipients are “guaranteed” to
receive the prize money as long as they return the form by the specified deadline and pay
Defendants the specified fee. Examples of statements in the letters include:
Dear [Jane Doe], Official procurement documentation for
GUARANTEED payout of the full $2,280,856.00 is
GUARANTEED to you if you follow the instructions below and
return the form bearing your Registered Documentation Claim
Number by the deadline. That’s all you have to do – you are a
GUARANTEED RECIPIENT! Congratulations!
November 28, 2017 Sentencing Report:
Prosecutors expressed their condolences for Pisoni’s recent personal troubles but recommended Pisoni should serve the maximum of 20 years in prison for his role in a massive fraud conspiracy that hurt thousands of victims in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and other countries. Many of the victims were vulnerable and elderly.
“This is about other families too … sons who watched their fathers being defrauded,” prosecutor H. Ron Davidson told the judge. He called it a “repulsive and cruel” crime that left widows with no money to pay their bills.
U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles … announced the punishment ..(of)…Seven years in federal prison was the appropriate punishment given the seriousness of the offense, the fact that the crimes went on for seven years and the need to deter others from committing similar crimes, the judge said.
“This whole business scheme, I mean it’s designed for fraud,” the judge said, rejecting the notion that no crime was committed. “There were no winners, there was never a payout.”
United States Dept of Justice Report
Four Florida residents were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 42 months imprisonment to 84 months imprisonment for participating in a sweepstakes mail fraud scheme.
Does Crime Pay? According to Pisoni’s main family member.. No, because it’s only WHITE crime, not REAL crime!
Just IN: December 3, 2017
Matt Pisoni hid assets of scam in overseas bank, Gonet & Cie (Gonet), Bahamas. This bank was investigated by US Justice Dept in 2015 and forced to make restitution.
According to the Miami Herald article of Nov 30, 2017: “ In addition to the $26,871,290 money judgment, the government snagged from Pisoni the house and land at 2430 Castillo Isle in Fort Lauderdale, on which Broward property records put a market value at $2,161,610; and everything in Pisoni’s bank account at Geneva bank Gonet & Cie Banquiers Prives; Bahamian bank First Caribbean International Bank; and six SunTrust Investment Accounts.”
Was there a report of a new self help book in the offing?
January 11, 2018…..
Looks like Matthew Pisoni is not in Federal prison yet. Wonder why? Maybe it has something to do with being a white collar crime. Even if they stole more than 25 million!
He does have a BOP register # 07898-104