Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Bankest trial coming to a close

The intro from today's DBR article about the Bankest closings:

"E.S. Bankest, the dismantled Miami factoring company accused of obtaining $190 million through fraud, was “basically an empty shell” that survived on lies and deceit for the better part of a decade, federal prosecutors told jurors Monday. After a four-month trial before U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan, prosecutors began closing arguments in what the U.S. government calls the largest bank fraud case in Miami history. Other prosecutors, and then defense attorneys, are scheduled to deliver closing arguments through the end of Wednesday before jurors get the case. On trial are brothers Eduardo and Hector Orlansky and other principals of E.S. Bankest. They are accused by the government of committing multiple counts of bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy. According to an indictment handed up in December 2003, nine defendants collaborated to inflate the value of collateral for loans obtained from Espirito Santo Bank of Florida. The government accuses the Orlansky brothers, who headed E.S. Bankest, and two other former executives, R. Peter Stanham and Ariadna Puerto, of multiple counts of money laundering and bank fraud. “Bankest companies were basically an empty shell and they grew the company that way for 10 years — with air,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Caroline Heck Miller told jurors in U.S. District Court in Miami."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will someone please follow the money. Dominick Parlapiano, the thief that turned to the Feds, has hidden bank accounts worth millions.

The Orlansky's were swindled by the true fellons of Parlapiano, Carlos Mendez & Jeff Barnhill of Joy Athletics.

Anonymous said...

For someone who has millions, he's doing a great job covering it - making his wife work, living in a modest rental home, and sparing frivolous expenses. Sounds like you have cranial rectoritis.

Anonymous said...

I just saw Dominick Parlapiano last weekend - April 2007. What happened to this case? I thought he was supposed to go to federal jail for 12 years. IS HE ABOVE THE LAW??? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON???

Anonymous said...

what happened to the Orlansky brothers?

Anonymous said...

Parlapiano is the wors of Bankest he was the head of all this froud,
and he is goint to have only 12 yrs, and the Orlansky 20 yrs, what type of law you people have, where is the money????

slmorris_06 said...

I was taken by these "people" working for what I thought was a legitimate business. Instead I was taken for $68K in past due salary, and then lost my car, home, and had to explain was happening to 3 small children. now having first hand conversations with the Orlansky Brothers and Mr. Paralpiano I know what and who they are after all this came out. They all should be locked away and only given bread and water for at least 50 years, or death (which ever, makes no difference to me). They destroyed allot of good people's lives here in Georgia as well!

Anonymous said...

He really destroyed many people's life and careers. Many years were spent by several individuals to make a nice company company to work for and this guy destroy it. I owe my career to StrataSys who gave me the oportunity to join them but Dominick really destroyed it. StrataSys is a company that made some of the best engineers in Miami and many professionals out there know it.

Anonymous said...

StrataSys was a company built from the ground up by six visionaries. These people dedicated their lives and family to their company which they truly believe in what they were doing and believe in taking care of their customers. The only one company I have ever known to do what’s best for their clients and employees. Dominick Parlapiano stole their careers, dreams and aspirations. I only which for him what he deserves. I lost what was supposed to be stocks (UAR) worth 4 millions dollars since the company was slated to go public.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear that if have a direct line to God and your Judge happens to be an Emmaus brother like yourself you get off easy. I hope I'm wrong and there is true law in this city, sound like this Judge should be reviewed for a conflict of interest.

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My brothers in Christ,
Our precious brother, Dominick Parlapiano, will receive his final sentencing at U.S. District Court this Wednesday, October 24. Although we are not 100% sure of the time, we believe the hearing will be between 9am and noon.
Judge Adalberto Jordan will do the sentencing. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned mandatory federal sentencing guidelines and made them advisory instead. This means that Judge Jordan has great latitude to reduce Dominick’s original 12 year, 7 month sentence. He will take into consideration many factors when he makes his decision, including letters written in Dominick’s support.
Factors include:
1) The need to protect society from Dominick
2) The appropriate punishment for Dominick’s crime and to deter others from committing the same crime
3) What good Dominick could perform if not incarcerated
Clearly factor three is a key consideration, especially for Dominick. We all know that Dominick has worked tirelessly as an instrument of the Holy Spirit and he has touched so many lives. Through the grace of our merciful God, we can all make a huge difference for Dominick by writing letters to Judge Jordan testifying to Dominick’s life of love for all of us. Judge Jordan will read all letters sent to him on Dominick’s behalf.
Please keep in mind that Judge Jordan is an Emmaus brother (Thank you, Jesus!).
Time is short, so please send your letters via e-mail to jwel95@mac.com. All e-mails must be received by Monday at noon.
Start the e-mail with:
The Honorable Adalberto Jordan
301 North Miami Avenue, 8th Floor
Miami, Florida 33128
Address the letter to
Dear Judge Jordan,
Sign it
Very truly yours,
Finish with your name and address
HEARING INFO
Finally, the hearing on Wednesday, October 24 will be open to the public. Please make every attempt to attend the hearing, not only to show Dominick and his family our love and support, but for Judge Jordan to see it as well. Judge Jordan’s will be positively influenced by a large show of support.
The Miami Federal Courthouse complex consists of three courthouses. The three courthouses consist of the David W. Dyer Building, Tower Building and the James Lawrence King Building. Dominick’s hearing will be in the Tower Building, 301 North Miami Avenue, 8th Floor/Judge Adalberto Jordan's Courtroom. The Tower Building can be accessed at 301 N. Miami Avenue or the north entrance at 300 N.E. 4th Street. The Courthouse Complex is located two blocks east of I-95.

And most importantly, let’s storm the gates of heaven for Dominick and his family. Pray, pray, pray!

If you have any questions about the above, please contact George Labelle 305-606-3727 or Carman Wenkoff 305-205-2219.

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Anonymous said...

I heard that he goes into federal prison on January 11, 2008 at 2:00PM and won't be out for at least 8 years.

Anonymous said...

That's it - he's locked up in federal prison.

Anonymous said...

I was an employee at StrataSys and its a great shame what happened there. It was a great place to work. Alot of people like myself were very hurt by this fraud. But if it makes any of my fellow X-Stratasys buddies feel any better here is something to look at. Lookup your favorite fraudsters!

http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp