BitClub Network Ponzi scammers Jobadiah Weeks, Silviu Balaci and Joe Abel are scheduled to be sentenced in March 2023.

The trio’s respective sentencing dates were rescheduled via an August 12th order:

  • Jobadiah Sinclair Weeks will be sentenced on March 14th, 2023
  • Silviu Catalin Balaci will be sentenced on March 16th, 2023 and
  • Joseph Frank Abel will be sentenced on March 21st, 2023

It’s expected, but not guaranteed, that all three will spend time in prison.

BitClub Network defendant Matt Goettsche is, for now, fighting the criminal charges against him. His case has been continued till October 2022.

Defendant Russ Medlin is imprisoned in Indonesia on child sex crimes.

In related news, Weeks (right) applied to have his home detention changed to curfew on August 8th.

We respectfully move to modify Mr. Weeks’ bail conditions from home incarceration to a curfew, to allow Mr. Weeks to attend family activities and visit family-owned properties within the State of Colorado.

Pretrial Services Officer has informed us that they are amenable to this modification in light of Mr. Weeks’ overall compliance with the conditions of his release.

The United States, through Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Torntore, defers to Pretrial Service’s position.

Weeks initially thought he could pull a fast one while subject to detention. As per PreTrial Services’ assessment above, Weeks seems to have accepted his fate and settled down.

Weeks’ motion for a change to curfew was granted on August 15th.


Update 1st March 2023 – On February 24th the court rescheduled Joe Abel’s and Joby Weeks’ sentencing.

  • Joby Weeks’ sentencing has been rescheduled from March 14th to November 14th, 2023
  • Joe Abel’s sentencing has been rescheduled from March 21st to November 15th, 2023

No explanation for the rescheduling was provided.

As far as I know, Silviu Balaci’s March 16th sentencing is still on schedule. I’ll check back on March 17th for an update.


Update 17th March 2023 – On March 6th, Balaci’s sentencing was rescheduled for November 16th, 2023.

No reason for the rescheduling was provided but this is in line with Abel’s and Week’s rescheduling last month to November.


Update 16th October 2023 – On September 19th and 22nd respectively Joby Weeks’ and Joe Abels’ sentencings were rescheduled to March 12th, 2024.

No reason for the rescheduling is provided on the case docket.


Update 20th October 2023 – Silviu Balaci’s sentencing has been rescheduled to March 13th, 2024.


Update March 2nd 2024 – The BitClub Network scammer sentences have collectively been continued to September 2024.