Following a hearing held on December 21st, the TelexFree victim claim deadline has been extended until March 15th, 2017.

Earlier this month the TelexFree Trustee requested the extension in anticipation of publicity surrounding the sentencing of James Merrill in February.

The Trustee believes Merrill’s sentencing will prompt some TelexFree victims¬†who have not yet filed a claim to do so.

In an order made on December 21st, Judge Hoffman agreed.