10 More Years: Alberto Vilar, Met Opera Money Manager and Valery Gergiev Crony, Gets Longer U.S. Prison Sentence
Judge Richard J. Sullivan recently granted an extended curfew to disgraced businessman Alberto Vilar, so that he could attend the Metropolitan Opera's own scandal-ridden performance of 'Eugene Onegin.'
Now...Sullivan is extending Vilar's sentence for 10 more years.
Money manager and arts patron Alberto Vilar was resentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, a year longer than previously, in connection with his 2008 conviction for fraud and money laundering.
U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan, who had imposed the original sentence, said a longer term was justified because Vilar had taken steps to prevent victims from being repaid. Two victims have died waiting to get their money back, he noted.
Sullivan also sentenced Gary Tanaka, Vilar's business partner at the now-defunct Amerindo Investment Advisers Inc, to six years in prison for securities fraud and conspiracy charges, also a year longer than previously.