Trial of Debt Settlement Mastermind Sergiy Bezrukov Postponed, Again
The trial of debt settlement mastermind Sergiy Bezrukov has been postponed until April 1, 2019, court records indicate. The planned January 14 start date was just the latest in a series of postponements.
Bezrukov is charged with conspiracy to defraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
Several of his co-conspirators have already pleaded guilty.
Bezrukov has been sitting in jail for more than 2 years waiting for the trial to begin. Bail was not granted because he refused to surrender his Ukranian passport to authorities, one of the two countries he shares dual-citizenship with. Bezrukov claims he lost it.Last modified: January 13, 2019