Before jurors even took their seats — verdict in hand — Joseph Signore clenched shut his eyes.
The 51-year-old Palm Beach Gardens resident and former CEO then held on to his attorney, Michael Salnick, as a court official read each count: guilty, guilty, guilty.
Signore, his business partner and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Laura Grande-Signore, were found guilty by a jury Monday on charges that they bilked investors of $80 million through a virtual concierge business.
Signore was found guilty on 34 counts and his partner, Paul Schumack, of Coconut Creek, on 23 counts.
Grande-Signore, also of Palm Beach Gardens, was found guilty on seven counts for her involvement in the scheme. She was found not guilty of one count of fraud.
Jurors deliberated over the 34-count indictment for three days after listening during the trial, which went just longer than six weeks.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Defendants in "Virtual Concierge" trial convicted
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