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    David Lewalski - Botfly

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/2...37&tc=ix?tc=ar

    A former Gainesville man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Thursday for mail fraud in connection with a $30 million Ponzi scheme.

    David Lewalski, 48, received the maximum sentence from U.S. District Judge James Whittemore in the Middle District of Florida in Tampa. The original charges also included conspiracy and wire fraud.


    In addition to the 20-year sentence, Lewalski was ordered to forfeit $29.9 million, numerous computers and computer equipment purchased using proceeds from the scheme.

    Lewalski solicited $30 million from more than 500 investors in Florida and throughout the United States with promises that they could earn 10 percent interest per month by trading in foreign currency through his company, Botfly LLC of Bayonet Point in Pasco County, according to authorities.

    Authorities said Lewalski invested a small portion, paid investors about $15 million of other investors' money and spent millions of dollars on himself, friends and family leasing high-end real estate in New York City, private jets, and purchasing luxury automobiles, clothing and jewelry.

    The Florida Attorney General's Office shut down Botfly in April 2010 and froze its assets after investigating a complaint against the company. At the time, Lewalski had a Gainesville address and told The Sun he was from Gainesville and went to school here.

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    Re: David Lewalski - Botfly

    Out of the Blue I decided to google an old name I use to work with about 18 years ago while in the entertainment field and came across this. I then did some more googling and found a mugshot sure enough same guy. never thought he was smart enough to pull something like this off, he will not fair well in prison..

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