Posts Tagged ‘Rob Lopicola’

Rob Lopicola gets out/goes back to prison…

(edited from GossipExtra.com) – Rob Lopicola, the former WPTV weatherman convicted of having sex with underage boys, was quietly released from state custody.

Lopicola, 46, was immediately shipped to a federal facility in downtown Miami, where he has another nine months to serve for unrelated wire fraud.

Barring bad behavior at the Federal Detention Center Miami, Lopicola will be there until July 7. Read the rest of this entry →

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11 2016

Rob Lopicola sentenced, again….

(from GossipExtra.com) – Former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in April in connection to a telemarketing scam, was just sentenced to 21 months in a federal prison and two years probation. Lopicola, 44, faced up to 37 months!

But before he starts serving the federal time, Lopicola must finish a 56-month state sentence for sex with underage boys. Read the rest of this entry →

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07 2015

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