American Consultant Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for defrauding around $13m. Out of the 13, $3 million has been fraudulently tricked out of Dustin Hoffman.
Charges for arrest
However, Manafort’s former son-in-law has been arrested for running multiple schemes and swindling millions of dollars from several individuals. Out of the $13 million extracted by him, $3million was bilked from actor Dustin Hoffman. Moreover, Jeffrey Yohai has been ordered to pay $6.7 million in restitution on Friday by the US District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. several of the schemes were carried out by him when he was out on bond for similar crimes. The judge said that Yohai is an individual with an evil mind. He continued that he must have thought he could do anything he wanted, but it stops now.
Yohai, 37, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud. His schemes included renting out luxury homes without the owner’s permission and selling non-existent backstage passes for the Coachella Music Festival.
Scheme with Hoffman
According to prosecutors, Yohai persuaded Hoffman and his son to invest in a real estate project. But he ended up using all the money paying for his personal expenses and debts. He fooled the actor and his son into paying for his costs. When the credit rating of Yohai plummeted, prosecutors said he used his cousin’s identity to run up $108,000 in credit charges. Assistant US Attorney Andrew Brown wrote in his court filing that the defendant had done tremendous damages to a considerable number of victims.
Yohai has more or less proved that he will continue on his path of evil no matter what. He has shown the utmost compulsion to defraud people to the extent that he couldn’t even wait for a verdict on his first case. Andrew Brown also wrote that Yohai believes that real work is only for patsies. He enjoys committing crimes.
Although, Jeffrey Yohai has once been married to Manafort’s daughter, Jessica. His name surfaced during the bank and tax fraud trial for Manafort. Paul Manafort was the former campaign chairman for Donald Trump’s presidential run.