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Richard Maike trying to delay Infinity2Global trial, DOJ allege

Richard Maike and Richard Anzalone have filed motions to continue the Infinity2Global criminal trial.The trial is currently scheduled for January 7th, 2019.
The DOJ has opposed the motion and argues that the defendants are trying to delay trial.
Maike and Anazlone’s respective motions are based on Anzalone’s change of attorney. Anzalone’s new counsel filed a motion of appearance on August 31st.
Despite the trial still being three months away, Anzalone’s attorney is requesting a continuance ‘to allow sufficient time for trial preparation‘.
Co-defendant Jason Syn has also recently changed attorneys, resulting in what the DOJ expects will be another motion to continue filing.
Whilst simultaneously asserting…

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Infinity2Global public webinar evidence not an illegal wiretap

Back in early August, Richard Maike filed a motion arguing the DOJ’s use of public webinars constituted an illegal wiretap.The court has rejected Maike’s arguments and dismissed the motion.
In his motion, Maike cited a violation of Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act.
In a nutshell, the DOJ required judicial approval to wiretap someone.
What Maike didn’t explain however, was how subpoenaing the webinar host for recordings after the fact fit the definition of a wiretap.
To quote what I wrote in our initial article covering Maike’s wiretap motion;
By definition, a wiretap is a live interception of a communication (electronic…

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Richard Maike argues I2G recorded webinars = illegal wiretap

In an attempt to gut the DOJ’s criminal case against him, Richard Maike claims recordings of incriminating webinars are illegally obtained wiretaps.If that sounds ridiculous… it’s because it is.
Whilst I’m not a lawyer and can’t speak to specific legalities, Maike’s motion to suppress suggests the DOJ obtained Maike’s webinars via subpoena.
During the course of I2G’s operations, Mr. Maike engaged in conference calls with I2G distributors to update the I2G distributors on developments with the company.
Unbeknownst to Mr. Maike, these conference calls were recorded by the private provider and subsequently obtained by the United States.
The provider isn’t named in Maike’s motion, but…

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Infinity2Global defendants hit with superseding indictment

The DOJ has filed a superseding indictment against all seven Infinity2Global defendants on July 11th.A superseding indictment replaces an existing indictment and is filed either due to legal defect or grand jury irregularity.
In this case I believe a superseding indictment was required owing to the length of time since the original indictment was returned.
Richard Maike, Angela Leonard-Maike, Doyce Barnes, Richard Anzalone, Faraday Hossienipour and Dennis Dvorin were first indicted by a Grand Jury last June.
As far as I can tell there’s nothing of relevance that differs between the two indictments.
Originally the Infinity2Global defendants were originally to stand trial last year, however…

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Infinity2Global motion to dismiss criminal case denied

Last June a grand jury returned an indictment against Richard Maike, his wife Angela Leonard-Maike and affiliates Doyce Barnes, Richard Anzalone, Faraday Hosseinipour, Dennis Dvorin, Jason Syn.I’d been following Richard Maike’s case docket and while I was aware the other defendants had separate case dockets, assumed they’d be consolidated.Turns out that’s not the case, so I only just found out about a motion to dismiss being denied.The Infinity2Global indictment stems from an alleged $25 million dollars in fraud that primarily benefited the indicted defendants.On September 26th defendant Doyce Barnes filed a Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State an Offense.Defendants Richard Anzalone…

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Infinity2Global criminal trial scheduled for Jan, 2019

Following a “complex case” designation, the Infinity2Global trial was put on hold pending a filed joint litigation plan.On October 6th that plan was filed, with Judge McKinley signing off on the proposed dates on October 26th.As per Judge McKinley’s order, scheduled trial related dates are as follows;final pre-trial conference on 14th November, 2018jury trial on 7th January, 2019Infinity2Global owner Richard Maike, his wide Angela Leonard-Maike and top affiliate investors Doyce Barnes, Richard Anzalone, Faraday Hosseinipour, Dennis Dvorin and Jason Syn, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and eight counts of money laundering back in June.Since our last update…

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Infinity2Global criminal trial delayed, DOJ attorney will stay on case

With the jury trial on August 28th approaching, last month Richard Maike moved to have the case declared complex and the trial delayed.Maike’s motion was filed with his wife Angela, Doyce Barnes and Richard Anzalone. Faraday Hosseinipour later filed a response in support of the motion.The DOJ didn’t object and so on August 16th Judge McKinley vacated the August 28th trial date.As per the order, the DOJ and defendants must file a proposed litigation plan by September 6th. This includes a scheduled trial date.In related news, Judge McKinley also ruled on Maike’s motion to disqualify a DOJ attorney.Assistant United States Attorney…

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Infinity 2 Global defendants plead not guilty to criminal charges

Following an indictment on June 14th, Richard Maike and several top Infinity 2 Global affiliates have been arraigned.At an arraignment hearing held on June 30th, Maike, Richard Anzalone, Faraday Hosseinipour, Doyce Barnes Dennis Dvorin and Jason Syn were arraigned yesterday.All five defendants plead not guilty to various charges related to their engagementin a $25 million dollar “pyramid” scheme, operating under the name Infinity 2 Global.BehindMLM reviewed Infinity 2 Global in 2013 and concluded it was a Ponzi scheme.Maike is subject to existing bond conditions, with Anzalone, Hossienipour, Barnes, Dvorin and Syn released on their own recognizance.This requires all the affiliate defendants…

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Rick Maike criminally charged with mail fraud and structuring

On April 12th the DOJ filed a criminal complaint against Richard Maike.From on or about and between February 6, 2013, and continuing to on or about October 31, 2014, Maike induced individuals to participate in a pyramid and Ponzi scheme known as the I2G Infinite Opportunity plan.In the criminal complaint, the DOJ accuse Maike of engaging in mail fraud, structuring and engaging ‘in monetary transactions in criminally derived property of a value greater than $10,000‘.“I2G” stands for Infinity 2 Global. BehindMLM reviewed Infinity 2 Global in September, 2013, and concluded it was extremely likely newly invested funds were being used to…