UPUAA conviction: former Vescor official

As reported on ksl.com, former Vescor executive Shawn H. Moore has been convicted on various state charges, including one under the Utah Pattern of Unlawful Activity Act.  The Moore case is No. 081908861, Third District Court.

Here are the Defendant’s proposed jury instructions, the State’s proposed jury instructions, the Court’s final jury instructions, and an interesting motion in limine asking the Court to prohibit the prosecution from using the loaded phrase “Ponzi scheme.”  (It was denied.)



UPUAA conviction – St. George contractor

KSL.com reports on the conviction of a St. George contractor, Aaron Needham, on eight counts of communications fraud and one felony count under the Utah Pattern of Unlawful Activity Act, “after prosecutors say he pocketed nearly $800,000 instead of using the money to build homes in Utah and Nevada.”

This action was brought in 2010 in Washington County, Case No. 101500067.  Here are the the final jury instructions, and the Attorney General’s jury questionnaire.

If you learn of any developments involving the UPUAA, feel free to e-mail us confidentially, kporter@chrisjen.com.