United States v. Christopher Aundre Faulkner (3:18-cr-00500) by Court Listener [downloadable files and proceeding details available at link. Sentencing copied below]
District Court, N.D. Texas
Last Updated: Sept. 22, 2021, 5:06 a.m. CDT
Assigned To: Jane J. Boyle
Date Filed: Oct. 4, 2018
Date of Last Known Filing: Sept. 20, 2021
Document #: 153
Date: Sept 20, 2021
ELECTRONIC Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jane J. Boyle: Sentencing held on 9/20/2021 for Christopher Aundre Faulkner (1). On Counts 1s, 2s, and 21s, Defendant sentenced to 60 months on each of Counts 1s, 2s, and 21s, to run consecutively for a total aggregate sentence of 180 months; 3 years of supervised release per count, to run concurrently; restitution in the amount of $92,446,376.46; and a $100 MSA per count for a total of $300. Counts 1 to 3 of the information and Counts 3s to 20s of the indictment dismissed on the government’s motion. Deft custody continued. Attorney Appearances: AUSA – Marcus J Busch and Katherine A Miller; Defense – Aaron L Wiley. (Exhibits admitted – Court’s record exhibit – Victim list, doc. 148-2) Time in Court – 1:36. (Court Reporter: Shawnie Archuleta) (USPO Bradford.) (chmb) (Entered: 09/21/2021)
A few tweets by Steven Bodzin@guacamayan:
When, on a tip, I looked into Faulkner, I QUICKLY found that his stories didn’t add up. He didn’t have the oil properties he claimed. He wasn’t an expert. His educational credentials were fake. He was a washed-up computer hacker and serial abuser of courts to silence critics.
When caught, he was at LAX with gold bars and a ticket to Lebanon, apparently trying to join his lawyer mom who had already made her escape. Now he’ll pay some penance.
But where is the regret, repentance, or attempt to make things right by the huge, powerful institutions that lent their credibility to this lying, stealing, ill-spirited, and obviously fake person? Who are the monsters being quoted today?
… One lesson for reporters and editors: if someone seems eager to talk to you, do extra due diligence. Any asshat can hire a PR firm and claim to be an expert. We’re all on deadline and we all need quotes, but in this case, reporters contributed directly to the scam.
Also, in this case, the first person who publicly voiced skepticism about Faulkner was @TXsharon….
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