Rebill King Jeremy Johnson Facing Major Jail Time
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Rebill King Jeremy Johnson Facing Major Jail Time

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A federal judge Tuesday set a trial date for St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson and four associates who allegedly stole millions of dollars from customers in an Internet marketing scam.

A four-week jury trial is scheduled to start March 2, 2015, before U.S. District Judge David Nuffer.

Johnson, Scott Leavitt, Bryce Payne, Ryan Riddle and Loyd Johnston were named in an 86-count indictment alleging that they committed fraud in connection with Johnson’s online business, iWorks.

Prosecutors allege iWorks used numerous websites to tout bogus government grants that were available to stop foreclosures and pay down debt and pay for personal expenses such as groceries, home repairs and utilities. The sites claimed the grants could be accessed through a CD offered for a $2.29 shipping fee.

The five men were charged in March 2013 and prosecutors asked for a trial in April, expressing concerns about the memories of witnesses as the alleged crimes date back five years. But the court said the large amount of evidence in the case called for more time.

Johnson is also central figure in the criminal charges filed last month against former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. County prosecutors allege they accepted gifts from Johnson, including use of his private jet and luxury houseboat to look the other way. Johnson hasn’t been charged in this case yet, because he reportedly making a deal as a potential witness for the prosecution in that case along with Johnathan Eborn

Written by Pace Lattin

Pace Lattin is one of the top experts in interactive advertising, affiliate marketing. Pace Lattin is known for his dedication to ethics in marketing, and focus on compliance and fraud in the industry, and has written numerous articles for publications from MediaPost, ClickZ, ADOTAS and his own blogs.

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