Friday, March 27, 2020

Recidivist ponzi scammer wants out of jail to tend elderly mother

Wayne R. Ogden, 55 cheated hundreds of investors of an estimated $18.6m in three Ponzi schemes. He wants release early due to “compassionate, extraordinary circumstances.” Ogden’s 81-year-old ailing mother has no one else to care for her he says.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons denied Ogden’s early release request, saying he didn't meet agency criteria. Ogden is turning to Trump's First Step Act to get outta the can.

When Ogden was sentenced in 2013, prosecutors were certain he would re-offend when he was released.
“The public at least will get a 10-year break from a remorseless, conscienceless serial thief.” Ogden has been ordered to pay $18.6 million in restitution.