SCAMMERS CHARGED IN a SCHEME FALSELY CLAIMING
a FICTITIOUS CONCERT PERFORMANCE
County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Derrick “Suits” Robinson (DOB
· one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony,
· two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, in the Second Degree, class “D” Felonies.
defendants convinced Mouradian to initially invest
$375,000 in a fictitious concert featuring Taylor Swift which was scheduled
to take place in March of 2010 in
to convince Kachik Mouradian
to invest in the concert, Bentil, a
the aforementioned “Artist Offer Letter” and “Performance Agreement” to Kachik Mouradian for his
signature, not only did the defendants falsely represent that
Bentil subsequently returned $150,000 of the initial investment when confronted by Mouradian regarding the deception by the defendants.
The defendants did not have the permission or consent of Michael Schweiger to place his signature on any documents and did use the remaining portion of Kachik Mouradian’s money for their own personal use without the authority or consent of Kachik Mouradian.
Bail for Robinson
was set at $5,000 cash or bond. His next court date will be on
Bail for Bentil was set at $100,000 cash or bond. His next court
date will be on
They face a maximum of five to fifteen years in state prison.
Bentil faces disbarment if convicted of a Felony.
Assistant District Attorney Brian Conway, Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Bureau, is prosecuting the case.
Derrick “Suits” Robinson Emmanuel “Kojo” Bentil
In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of
Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is
merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty.