Posts Tagged ‘Rob Lopicola’

Rob Lopicola expected to plead guilty to fraud…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) - Former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola was scheduled to plead guilty to federal fraud charges today in a federal court.

Lopicola, who was facing 20 years in a prison if he went to trial, is still expected to tell a judge that he conspired with others to defraud hundreds of owners of vacation timeshares to the tune of $14.5 million!

The former hurricane specialist is accused of making calls to timeshare owners for a telemarketing scam based in West Palm Beach and Illinois. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2015

Former WPTV Met Rob Lopicola is in trouble, again…

(from GossipExtra.com) – When he’s done serving his 56-month sentence for having sex with underage boys, former WPTV-Channel 5 weatherman Rob Lopicola could be facing much more time behind bars — up to 25 YEARS!

And this time, he’ll be dealing with federal prosecutors who say that a telemarketing company he worked for in 2009 bilked thousands of unsuspecting timeshare owners out of $14.5 million!

It’s yet another Gossip Extra exclusive: Lopicola was quietly indicted by a federal grand jury in East St. Louis, Illinois, in connection with the alleged scam.

Lopicola, 44, was officially charged with felony conspiracy to commit wire fraud while serving his sex-crime time at the mid-level security Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami….Cont….

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09 2014

Rob Lopicola sentencing postponed…

(from GossipExtra.com) - The sentencing of pedophile ex-WPTV-Channel 5 weatherman Rob Lopicola has been postponed!

It was originally scheduled for this morning, but prosecutors and Lopicola’s public defender requested more time to work on it.

“The reason for the postponement is to give both parties more time to prepare for the hearing,” said Mike Edmondson, spokesman for Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

Lopicola’s facing 20 years in prison after he was convicted by a jury of lewd and lascivious conduct and computer pornography and exploitation in October. He was cleared of the more serious charge of lewd and lascivious battery….Cont….

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12 2013

Rob Lopicola found guilty, faces up to 20yrs in prison…

(from PalmBeachPost.com) – It took a jury two hours Thursday to convict former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola of two sex charges and acquit him of another for a relationship he had with a 15-year-old boy he met on Craigslist.

The four women and two men returned guilty verdicts for one count each of lewd and lascivious conduct and computer pornography and exploitation. But they acquitted him of a lewd and lascivious battery charge related to claims from a 15-year-old accuser that Lopicola performed a sex act on him when they met near the boy’s west Boca Raton home.

Lopicola, 43, faces up to 20 years in prison when Judge Barry Cohen sentences him Dec. 6….Cont….

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10 2013

Trial begins for Rob Lopicola …

(from WPTV.com) – The jury has been selected in the sex crimes trial against former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola . Two days of questioning brought the jury pool down to six people and one alternate.

Prosecutors say Lopicola had unlawful sexual relations with a 15 year old boy he met on Craigslist in 2010. He faces charges of lewd and lascivious battery and conduct, as well as possession of computer pornography and child exploitation.

Both prosecutors and the defense attorneys had a laundry list of questions for jurors….Cont….

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10 2013