"HEIL TRUMP!" , DRAFT DODGER, WANTS A MILITARY PARADE LIKE KIM-JONG-UN AND NOBODY WANTS TO GO
40 HOT SHOTS OF ASHTON KUTCHER TO CELEBRATE HIS 40TH

GAY PORN STAR JAREC WENTWORTH BOTTOMS OUT IN NINTH CIRCUIT COURT AND REMAINS BEHIND BARS [FULL COVERAGE]

Jarec-wentworthGay Porn Actor’s Extortion Conviction Affirmed by 9th Circuit

JAREC WENTWORTH- real name Teofil Brank 

The Ninth Circuit HAS affirmed a gay porn actor’s conviction for blackmailing a Florida tech tycoon, ruling that fear of repetitional harm supported the government’s federal extortion charges.

FULL COVERAGE- AHEAD

 

JWUPDATE-THEGAYREPUBLIC

Teofil Brank was a popular porn actor performing under the stage name Jarec Wentworth when in early 2015 he demanded $1 million from Donald Burns, the chairman of internet phone company MagicJack VocalTec.

RELATED: GAY PORN STAR JAREC WENTWORTH GETS SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS OR EXTORTION

By that time, Burns had already parted with an Audi R8 sports car and $500k, fearing that Brank would reveal to his thousands of Twitter followers that he had been paying the actor thousands of dollars to procure male prostitutes and other porn models for sex.

Fearing Brank would reveal details of his pay-for-sex scheme and hook-ups, Burns begged Brank to take the tweet down. Brank agreed, in exchange for the sports car and $500k. He later asked for an additional $1 million from Burns and the title to the vehicle.

Jarec-Wentworth-and-Phenix-Saint[men studios: phoenix saint and jarec wentworth]

In the meantime, Burns hired a forensic investigator and was sitting at the FBI’s offices in Los Angeles as Brank made his final demand.

In early March 2015, the FBI arrested Brank during a takedown at an El Segundo Starbucks near LAX where he met with an undercover agent posing as Burns’ business associate.

A local news source:

At a hearing at the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals in Pasadena this past June, Brank’s attorney Ethan Balogh asked the court to acquit Brank, order a new trial or vacate his sentence.

Balogh argued the government failed to prove that Brank had committed extortion with his tweet. Instead, he said Burns had offered to pay the escort and porn star to remove the post in exchange for the sports car and cash, which Burns wired to Brank’s bank account.  Balogh said fear of injury to reputation was not enough to support the government’s charge under the Hobbs Act, and that only fear of physical violence or economic harm establish extortion under the federal law.

The Ninth Circuit has affirmed Brank’s conviction, writing the Hobbs Act argument was “not well taken” and that the government had done enough to establish evidence of Brank’s threats.

[Judge Terrence Berg, sitting by designation from Eastern District of Michigan, and Circuit Judge Andrew Hurwitz joined Reinhardt on the panel]

Teofil Brank is currently serving his 70-month prison sentence in Victorville, California.

comments powered by Disqus