Thursday, July 2, 2009


The following e-mail came from the Santa Barbara DA today:

Today around 2:30pm, Orson Mozes plead "guilty" to 17 counts of violating Penal Code section 532(a), felony obtaining money by false pretenses. He also admitted the truth of the special allegation charged under Penal Code section 186.11(a)(2), aggravated white collar crime taking over $500,000.

On July 14, 2009 at 1:30pm in department #12, he will be sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in State Prison .

I don't want to post personal details of the restitution because that is the victims' personal information, but I will say that as far as we are concerned, Orson must pay us back for our loss and the court has the assets available to distribute the restitution to his victims. This was a great relief since it was unknown if any monies would be available for restitution.

I feel SO INCREDIBLY grateful to Laura Cleaves, Norma Hansen, and Paula Waldman for taking the pain and suffering of all of Orson's victims seriously and for seeking justice. This is a true victory. Nothing will EVER take away the pain and heartache we endured and we will NEVER stop loving and missing our boys.


Brass Ovaries said...


You know, I actually miss all you AIPers. I'm very pleased by this announcement.

Good luck with the civil suit. The criminal restitution is terrific news but I still want to see treble damages under civil RICO for all of you. Punitive damages as well.

Stacy said...

Fantastic news!!!!! I'm just so happy for you guys that he's going to jail. He can't do this again, there will be restitution in many ways.
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to put this man on the way to where he really belongs.