Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Second 5LINX defendant sentenced


Jeb Tyler, the former vice president of multi-level marketing company 5LINX, was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison Wednesday for defrauding investors. Tyler, 45, pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and filing a false tax ...

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Attorney Felix Lapine dies

Felix Lapine, considered one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Rochester during his career, died Wednesday. He was 77. “Felix was the kind of defense attorney, if you were a prosecutor, and you knew he was on the other ...

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5LINX defendant gets 14 months

Craig Jerabeck, co-founder of the multi-level marketing firm 5LINX, was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison. U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer also sentenced Jerabeck to three years of post-release supervision and a $25,000 fine. Jerabeck, 57, also ...

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Property owners sue partners

One of the owners of the property that contained the Gander Mountain store near Marketplace Mall has gone to court to force their partner to pay what they say is their fair share of the expenses related to the property. ...

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5LINX sentencings approaching


Sentencing is set for Thursday for the first of three defendants who pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for taking almost $13 million out of a multi-level marketing company they started. Craig Jerabeck, Jeb Tyler and Jason Guck, the founders ...

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