On top of the Traffic Monsoon Ponzi civil case, Charles Scoville was arrested and criminally charged back in June.

Scoville’s criminal case stems from alleged child sexual abuse in 2007. Specifics of the case are unknown and have not been made public.

In any event rather than defend the charge, Scoville has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Aggravated sexual abuse of a child is a first degree felony in Utah, punishable by ‘a term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years and which may be for life (or) life without parole‘.

Tara Talks, who was first to break the news, hypothesized that Scoville ‘took a plea bargain … so that the details of what he’d done weren’t discussed in open court‘.

Scoville’s Traffic Monsoon appeal arguments were heard on March 23rd, 2018.

A decision on the appeal has been pending now for just shy of eight months.