Vitaly Borker, Decor My Eyes Jail Sentence
April 13, 2012 12:48 PM   Subscribe

Perhaps a waste of question, but I am having trouble finding out: whatever happened to Vitaly Borker, of DecorMyEyes infamy?

I last read that he was scheduled to be sentenced in late September 2011, but I was curious to know what the resolution was? It appears as though he was facing jail time, but I can't find details on what the final sentence was. I see the site is still up & running, and wondered who is behind it now.
posted by en el aire to Law & Government (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I checked Pacer, and the sentencing has been rescheduled a number of times, including because Borker requested a Fatico hearing. A Fatico hearing is designed to allow a judge to determine whether allegations in a Government sentencing memorandum that are disputed by the defense should be considered in deciding punishment. That hearing was held in early March, and both Borker and the government submitted additional sentencing memoranda after the hearing. Sentencing is currently scheduled for May 10.

I didn't look at the file in to much detail, but it's possible that the conditions of his bail allow Borker to keep running his business, at least pre-sentencing.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:58 PM on April 13, 2012 [3 favorites]

Thanks for the info and explanation, monju_bosatsu!
posted by en el aire at 7:05 PM on April 13, 2012

"A Brooklyn man who terrified customers of his online eyewear store with threats of violence, including rape, was sentenced on Thursday to four years in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $100,000 in restitution and fines."
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:29 PM on September 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

thanks for the final followup! you are awesome Blazecock Pileon :)
posted by en el aire at 9:30 AM on September 11, 2012

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