I’ve been offered to submit a Victim Impact Statement for a fraudulent Ebay seller. Go figure:
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney’s Office
CALIFORNIA, Southern District
880 Front St. Room 6293
San Diego, CA 92101-8893
Fax: (619) 557-5782
November 15, 2005
P.O. Box 183
RE: Defendant(s) David “Doc” Scheinman, Phil Scheinman
Dear Jon Allore:
Pursuant to federal law, you are entitled to be notified of the court proceedings
relating to the criminal litigation of this case. This letter is to inform you of the following:
The following information concerns USAO Case 2002R00466 and Court Docket Number 04CR2865WQH:
On August 12, 2005, the defendant Phil Scheinman pled guilty to the charges listed below. As a result of the guilty plea, there will be no trial involving this defendant.
Number of Charges Description of Charges Disposition 4 Mail Fraud – Frauds and swindles
3 Fraud by wire, radio, or television
1 Fraud by wire, radio, or television Guilty
The judge is interested in knowing the impact this crime has had on you and your
family. In an effort to provide this information to the Court, we request your assistance in completing a Victim Impact Statement. If you wish to do so, please
contact the Victim Witness Coordinator at 180054411065527.
The following information concerns USAO Case 2002R00466 and Court Docket Number 04CR2865WQH:A sentencing hearing has been set for December 13, 2005, 09:00 AM in the case involving defendant(s): Phil Scheinman, David “Doc” Scheinman. You are welcome to attend this proceeding; though your attendance is not required by the court. If you plan on attending, please check the VNS website or the VNS Call Center toverify the sentencing date and time. You may call this office the day before thescheduled hearing for the most current information on the date and time of this event.
The defendants operated a business called “Smokey’s Sports Cards, Inc.,”in Las Vegas, Nevada. They sold sports and celebrity memorabilia to retail customersboth from their Las Vegas store and over the internet, including E-Bay. Their sellerID name was SmokeyA1. As stated above, the defendants have pleaded guilty to sellingmemorabilia bearing forged signatures, and have agreed to pay $9,723.50 to five victims named in the plea agreement. If you believe that you were a victim of thisscheme, you may submit a victim impact statement, which I will forward to the Probation Officer. The Probation Officer may include your claimed loss in the pre-sentence report and submit it to the sentencing judge.
The sentencing judge will make the final decision as to what restitution, if any, will be paid.If you have any questions, please E-mail me at Victim.Witness@usdoj.gov.The Victim Notification System (VNS) is designed to provide you with informationregarding the case as it proceeds through the criminal justice system. You may obtain current information about this matter on the Internet at WWW.Notify.USDOJ.GOVor from the VNS Call Center at 1-866-DOJ-4YOU (1-866-365-4968) (TDD/TTY: 1-866-228-4619)(International: 1-502-213-2767). In addition, you may use the Call Center or Internet to update your contact information and/or change your decision about participationin the notification program. If you update your information to include a currentemail address, VNS will send information to that address…
If you have other questions which involvethis matter, please contact the office listed above.
Victim Witness Coordinator
I bought something from Smokey’s Sports Cards?