uFun scammers in Samoa found guilty of all charges
After roughly two months of deliberation, a verdict in the Samoan uFun Club criminal trial has been reached.
On December 24th sometime in the morning, Chief Justice Patū found Nicholas Giannos and Rosita Stanfield guilty on all counts.
Caught trying to flee Samoa, Giannos and Stanfield were apprehended earlier this year in June.
Following a plea of not guilty against six criminal charges, a lengthy trial began.
The trial wrapped up in late October, with Justice Patu announcing his decision earlier today.
Chief Justice Patū said he was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt, that prosecution has proven the charges against the defendants.
“I am satisfied that the 6 joint charges against the defendant Rosita Stanfield and Nico Gianno have been proven beyond reasonable doubt,” said CJ Patū.
The other 2 charges of falsifying accounts against Gianno have also been proven.
The third accused, a seventy-four year old Samoan pastor, was found not guilty on the grounds that he was a victim of the uFun Club Ponzi scheme.
The guilty verdict meanwhile no doubt came as a shock to Giannos and Stanfield, whose comments on social media of late suggested they were expecting an acquittal.
Wrote Stanfield to a friend on December 23rd:
Thank you for your loving and caring nature. See you in the UK soon xx
And Giannos on December 14th:
Yes, soon as I come back (to the UK) I’ll call you.
Following the guilty verdict, both Giannos and Stanfield have been “remanded at liberty”. I believe this means the duo have not yet been taken into custody.
Chief Justice Palu’s full decision will be made public on January 4th, with a sentencing hearing currently scheduled for February 2nd, 2016.
As at the time of publication, there has been no public reaction to the verdict on either Rosita Stanfield’s or Nicolas Giannos’ respective Facebook profile pages.
a ‘guilty verdict’ in the ufun case from samoa, even though it is not against the main perpetrators ie dato daniel tay etc.
meanwhile, there is no news about how the prosecution is progressing in thailand, where the unraveling of the ufun ponzi began.
i wonder if stanfield’s and giannos’ lawyers lulled them into thinking they would get away scott free. being foreigners in samoa, these two idiots wouldn’t have had a handle on how the law works in samoa.
giannos was in malaysia with daniel tay, right before he traveled to samoa. it is entirely possible he had the encouragement of tay for his samoan mission.
so, while daniel tay lives leisurely in malaysia under the ‘protection’ of malaysian political honcho’s, stanfield and giannos will languish in a samoan prison.
i wonder how stanfield and giannos feel about daniel tay right about now!
Fake it till you make it (until you can’t). Motto for scammers everywhere.
Great to see justice being served. Interesting that everything seems to have gone quiet in Thailand with their investigation, extraditions and trials.
Wonder how many outstanding warrants have yet to be served, or if any new people were found, extradited and charged? Seems all’s quiet on the Eastern Front.
Yesterday in ” The Nation” Thailand, it says yesterday another 17 have been charged in the continuing Ufun case. One of these is a prominent Politician.
If you put, “The Nation Ufun case” into your PC, you can read the full article. It also mentions in the article a police warning to people trying to get anyone off in this case, will be seriously punished.
Not working. Did a search at nationmultimedia and no results found. Send Oz the link so he can post the article.
I found it. Break over, will have some news up later today.
your article seems to have pissed off nicolas giannos, who’s gone and posted one of ken labines idiotic videos about you, on his FB page.
c’mon giannos, what does the supreme court of samoa finding you guilty of all charges, have to do with oz or behindmlm?
and rosita stanfield has stomped onto giannos’ FB page to ‘like’ this particular post dissing behindmlm.
giannos and stanfield need to get a handle on themselves and channel their anger in the right direction, ie towards ufun and their own promotion of it.
if they are finding it hard to pass time till their sentencing in early february, 2016, they should try meditation. misdirected anger will hardly help!
Looks they have spent their free time planning and executing their escape.