AirBit Club sentencings delayed following defendant’s death
On June 2nd Jackie Aguilar’s defendant filed a letter advising the court of her death on May 28th.
Aguilar, one of six AirBit Club defendants who pled guilty to fraud, was due to be sentenced on June 27th.
Following receipt of Aguilar’s death certificate on June 22nd, the case against her was dismissed on June 26th.
There have also been delays with respect to sentencing of the other AirBit Club defendants.
On June 12th Karina Chairez’s attorney filed a letter motion requesting a sentencing adjournment.
Ms. Chairez is out on bail conditions and this is her first sentencing adjournment request.
The adjournment is needed because (1) Ms. Chairez’s physician has informed her that she needs surgery and (2) I am still in the process of obtaining records relevant to sentencing.
Chairez (above right) was scheduled to be sentenced on June 28th. She is now scheduled to be sentenced on September 26th.
On June 23rd Scott Hughes’ attorney filed a letter motion also requesting a sentencing adjournment.
Hughes’ attorney made the request citing the need for more time and scheduling conflicts.
Hughes (above right) was scheduled to be sentenced on August 9th. He is now scheduled to be sentenced on September 6th.
On June 23rd Cecilia Milan’s attorney also filed a letter motion requesting a two-month sentencing adjournment.
No explanation for the request was provided but the DOJ did sign off on the motion.
Milan was scheduled to be sentenced on July 25th. She is now scheduled to be sentenced on September 26th.
AirBit Club’s co-founders, Renato Rodriguez and Gutemberg Dos Santos, are scheduled to be sentenced on July 25th and September 27th respectively.
Update 26th July 2023 – Following a July 20th letter motion from his lawyer, requesting additional time to “properly prepare the defense submission”, Renato Rodriguez’s sentencing has been rescheduled for September 6th, 2023.
Update 7th September 2023 – Following multiple letter motions filed last month several AirBit Club sentencing dates have been rescheduled.
- Scott Hughes will now be sentenced on 26th September, 2023
- Renato Rodriguez will now be sentenced on 26th September, 2023
- Cecilia Millan will now be sentenced on October 3rd, 2023