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The seething in-laws of a Ponzi-scheming lawyer ​who defraud​ed them and other investors out of more than $4.7 million,​ blasted him as a cruel sociopath ​who tore their family apart ​at his Manhattan sentencing ​Tuesday ​as his three children sobbed in the gallery. ​Victim ​Jerry Perelmutter read a heart​-​wrenching statement to his once-beloved son-in-law Robert Cassandro, who averted his eyes.

A 39-year-old New York man has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison for defrauding clients by falsely promising to book performances by world famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the sentencing of Meceo McEaddy, of Queens, on Tuesday. His co-defendant, 48-year-old Sylvester Vincent Carroll, of New Jersey, was sentenced earlier this month to three to nine years in prison. Both pleaded guilty to multiple counts of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and other charges.

DA Vance announced the sentencing of Meceo McEaddy to 5-to-10 years in state prison for stealing more than $1 million from multiple victims by promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists, when, in fact, he had no ability to enter into contracts on their behalf. Earlier this month, co-defendant Sylvester Vincent Carroll was sentenced to 3-to-9 years in state prison for stealing more than $2.7 million through similar scams, including from the victim who Carroll and McEaddy defrauded together. Combined, the defendants were ordered to pay more than $2.5 million in restitution to the victims as part of their sentences. 

DA Vance announced the indictment of the Caffeine Awareness Association and Marina Kushner for issuing letters that falsely stated that community service sentences had been completed by individuals who purchased the letters through Kushner and the company. The defendants are charged in New York State Supreme Court with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Attempted Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, and Criminal Facilitation in the Fourth Degree. 

DA Vance announced the indictment of Owolabi Salis, an immigration law attorney, for defrauding at least 30 victims, many of them immigrants from the Caribbean Islands, South American, Central American, and African countries. Salis is charged with multiple counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Attempted Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.