Overturn Verdict For Innocent Man Antonio Salvatore Servidio
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We are seeking 100,000 signatures to correct the verdict of Antonio Salvatore Servidio, who was charged for the crime of which he was a victim of fraudulent actions committed by his attorney.
Antonio’s attorney ran a fraudulent scheme on him and set him up on a complicated federal "money structuring" case.
Antonio Salvatore Servidio was prosecuted and imprisoned while his trusted attorney stole his legitimate money, which Servidio earned fairly from concert promotions, and real estate. Servidio’s attorney requested to invest Servidio's funds for him. However, the Attorney manipulated Servidio and persuaded him to take millions in funds from his safety deposit and accounts from the bank and break the monetary amounts down into multiple money orders in ten thousand dollar amounts to give to him to invest legally upon Servidio's behalf.
Causing Servidio to unknowingly upon council from his attorney to commit structuring of funds. Servidio's Attorney fled the country with Antonio’s funds, leaving Antonio to serve time for a crime he truly didn't commit under the guide of an attorney who broke his oath to uphold the laws of this country.
"A person structures a transaction if that person, acting alone, or in conjunction with, or on behalf of, other persons, conducts or attempts to conduct one or more transactions in currency in any amount, at one or more financial institutions, on one or more days, in any manner, for the purpose of evading the [CTR filing requirements]." "In any manner" includes, but is not limited to, breaking down a single currency sum exceeding $10,000 into smaller amounts that may be conducted as a series of transactions at or less than $10,000. The transactions need not exceed the $10,000 CTR filing threshold at any one bank on any single day in order to constitute structuring.
The purpose of these laws is to limit criminal business activity conducted in cash, money laundering, drugs, criminal enterprises, etc. However, these laws can create potential problems for "law abiding" Americans, as well as hardened and white collar criminals. The IRS has seized assets (cash and bank account deposits) under suspicion of structuring. It then falls on the taxpayer to prove that the funds and deposits are legitimate. Even in the cases where taxpayers prevail, there is tremendous time and expense defending themselves.
Currently Antonio Salvatore Servidio's Attorney has been captured and brought back to the United States and is in federal custody awaiting trial.
Los Angeles-based Sarah B. Downey, female Independent Film writer and director of international award winning independent films "The Undercard," "Platonic Solid," and "Red Velvet Cake," found interest in the case and personal story of Servidio.
Sarah was pivotal in the making and telling of "TUNNEL VISION," a biopic telling of Servidio's plight, starring music recording artist G Easy, David Labrava of hit FX television series Sons Of Anarchy, Robert Miano, and Bay Area artist Keak Da Sneak.
Co-written by Director Sarah B. Downey and Executive Producer Antonio Servidio, Produced by Tuffy Williams, and Mario Sanchez, Co-Produced by Ben Guppy, Daniel Hubbard, and Associate Producer Matt Bauerschmidt, "Tunnel Vision” has been accepted to be showcased at many film festivals this summer.
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