Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Charges Filed Against More of the TJ Waconia Crew

48 comments:

Victim T said...

Charges have been filed against defendant(s) Nathan Daniel Jesh, Gayle Deann Claus, Stacie Marie Ott. The lead prosecutor for this case is JOSEPH T. DIXON. The main charge is categorized as Other Investment Fraud.

An arraignment is scheduled before Judge Jeffrey Keyeson June 30, 2010, 10:30 AM at Courtroom 6A (STP), Warren E. Burger U.S. Courthouse, 316 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN for the case which involves defendant(s) Nathan Daniel Jesh, Gayle Deann Claus. The main purpose of this hearing is for the defendant to enter a plea to the charges filed in this case. The government expects the defendant to enter a plea of not guilty at this hearing.

A pretrial motion(s) hearing has been scheduled for July 16, 2010, 01:30 PMat Courtroom 6A (STP), Warren E. Burger U.S. Courthouse, 316 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN for defendant(s) Nathan Daniel Jesh, Gayle Deann Claus before Judge Jeffrey Keyes. The purpose of this hearing is to clarify any outstanding issues prior to trial.

A pretrial motion(s) hearing has been scheduled for July 16, 2010, 01:30 PMat Courtroom 6B (STP), Warren E. Burger U.S. Courthouse, 316 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN for defendant(s) Stacie Marie Ott before Judge Jeffrey Keyes. The purpose of this hearing is to clarify any outstanding issues prior to trial.

A trial is scheduled before Judge David Doty on August 17, 2010, 09:00 AM at Courtroom 14W (MPLS), U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN for the case which involves defendant(s) Nathan Daniel Jesh, Gayle Deann Claus.

Anonymous said...

Three additional people have been indicted in connection with a $35 million house-flipping scheme conducted by principals at the now-defunct TJ Waconia LLC.

Gayle Deann Claus, Nathan Daniel Jesh and Stacie Marie Ott each were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud in an indictment filed Wednesday in federal court in Minnesota.

The three held jobs in various real estate firms in the Twin Cities area between 2004 and 2007, when the fraud took place, according to the indictment.

They are accused of a variety of misdeeds, including falsifying a buyer's income on a loan application, falsifying appraisals and receiving kickbacks.

Anonymous said...

If Gayle is found gulity, which she will. Do you think she will have to do time?

Amy said...

Why do you think she will be found guilty?

Anonymous said...

I hear Stacie Ott has to go in front of a Grand Jury on Monday Aug 9,2010. Victim T, do you know what time, judge and court room?

Anonymous said...

I am not a betting person here but I am putting money on this one. I bet they will all be found guilty and yes they will be doing time. Just my opinion, will be waiting to see if I win this bet.

Anonymous said...

Do you have an idea of how much time they will serve/where they will be serving?

Amy said...

I don't think all the employees are guilty. I think they may be victims as well.

Anonymous said...

There seems to be some confusion. Gayle Claus was Jon's personal assistant and probably knew more about what was going on than Jon, himself. Also, this idea that these individuals worked for "various real estate firms". B.S. they all worked for TJ Waconia or one of the other wholey owned companies under the TJ umbrella, ie; Nathan Jesh-Total Title. And as long as we're doling out charges to the, oh so deserving. What about Stephanie Burow, Director of Operations for TJ? Why would she get a free pass? Or, is she just that much more slippery than the rest of the cast of suspects?

Anonymous said...

Any word on the outcome of this?

Anonymous said...

I happen to know one of those former employees and they are indeed a victim in this as well.

Anonymous said...

Stacie Ott is surely not a victim. She too will get what is coming to her. Sounds like the trial is sometime in Oct. 2010. She will do ok in prison being she likes females anyways.

Victim T said...

A pretrial motion(s) hearing has been scheduled for October 7, 2010, 01:30 PMat Courtroom 6A (STP), Warren E. Burger U.S. Courthouse, 316 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN for defendant(s) Nathan Daniel Jesh, Gayle Deann Claus, Stacie Marie Ott before Judge Jeffrey Keyes. The purpose of this hearing is to clarify any outstanding issues prior to trial.

The trial previously scheduled for defendant(s) Gayle Deann Claus, Stacie Marie Ott on October 25, 2010, 09:00 AM at Courtroom 14W (MPLS), U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN has been rescheduled by the court.

A trial is scheduled before Judge David Doty on November 15, 2010, 09:00 AM at Courtroom 14W (MPLS), U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN for the case which involves defendant(s) Nathan Daniel Jesh, Gayle Deann Claus, Stacie Marie Ott.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Victim T. Can't wait to see the outcome on this one.

Victim T said...

A hearing before Judge David Doty is scheduled on October 22, 2010, 10:30 AM at Courtroom 14W (MPLS), U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN for the case which involves defendant(s) Stacie Marie Ott. The purpose of this hearing is for the defendant(s) to enter a plea of guilty.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update T. Please let us know when her sentencing is.

Anonymous said...

On October 22, 2010, defendant Stacie Marie Ott pled guilty to the charges
listed below. Any remaining counts will be disposed of at the time of
sentencing. As a result of the guilty plea, there will be no trial involving
this defendant.

Number of Charges Description of Charges
Disposition
----------------- ----------------------
-----------
1 Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US
Guilty

Anonymous said...

Anyone know when her sentencing date is?

Elizabeth said...

Hey Anonymous up there - "Stacie Ott is surely not a victim...She will do ok in prison being she likes females anyways. "

And YOUR karma will come back to hit YOU you ignorant awful excuse for a human being. People like YOU deserve jail. Not Stacie.

Anonymous said...

Looks as though Stacie's Karma is coming back to her now isnt it!

Anonymous said...

On November 4, 2010, defendant Kerry Jon Quam, pled Guilty to the charges listed below. Any remaining counts will be disposed of at the time of sentencing. As a result of the guilty plea, there will be no trial involving this defendant.

Number of Charges
1

Charge
Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US

Disposition
Guilty



dun dun dun another one bites the dust.

Anonymous said...

Oh but he is innocent just like Stacie Ott. If she is so innocent, then why did she take the plea???

Anonymous said...

She took the plea because she knew she was guilty and if she took it to trial she would get a bigger sentence because she would lose.

Johnny Northside! said...

Wish you would post PDFs of all the court documents in the manner of my blog (www.johnnynorthside.com) and the North By Northside blog run by Jeff Skrenes.

Anonymous said...

Victim T please contact me in private my email is snawbird@aol.com.

Victim T said...

On April 15, 2011, defendant Gayle Deann Claus pled guilty to the charges listed below. Any remaining counts will be disposed of at the time of sentencing. As a result of the guilty plea, there will be no trial involving this defendant.

Number of Charges: 1 Description of Charges: Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud :Guilty

Anonymous said...

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Another piece of human debris gets flushed!!!

One more that needs to be flushed....STEPHANIE BUROW!

Anonymous said...

T - Do you know when Gail, Stacie, Nathan and Kerry are going to be sentenced?

Victim T said...

We have not been notified yet on the sentencing date. I will post it as soon as we receive the information.

T

Brad said...

Are these people still in Prison. I looked up Helgason on the BOP inmate locator and he doesn't show up. Can't believe they could be out already.

Anonymous said...

Tom and Jon are at the Duluth Country Club....oops, I meant Prison.

As for Stacie Ott:

The sentencing hearing for defendant(s), Stacie Marie Ott, has been set for
October 12, 2011, 09:30 AM at Courtroom 14W (MPLS), U.S. Courthouse, 300 S.
Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN before Judge David Doty


Another flushing sound will be heard.

Anonymous said...

Brad, here's some helpful info:

THOMAS JOSEPH BALKO 13911-041 39-White-M 07-02-2015 DULUTH FPC

JONATHAN EDWARD HELGASON 13912-041 47-White-M 05-15-2016 DULUTH FPC

They should be a little easier to find. The 7-2-2015 and 5-15-2016 are their release dates.

Anonymous said...

Has Gayle been sentenced yet?

Anonymous said...

The sentencing hearing for defendant(s), Gayle Deann Claus, has been set for

November 15, 2011, 09:00 AM at Courtroom 14W (MPLS), U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN before Judge David Doty.

Anonymous said...

Has Stacie Ott been sentenced yet?

Anonymous said...

Defendant Stacie Marie Ott was sentenced by the Court. Court ordered the
defendant to the following:

Probation of 2 year(s)
Special Assessment of $0.00.
Fine of $0.00.

Defendant Gayle Deann Claus was sentenced by the Court. Court ordered the
defendant to the following:

Incarceration of 3 month(s)
Followed by Supervised Release of 2 year(s)
Special Assessment of $100.00.
Fine of $0.00.

Seems so unfair that justice is so kind to them. At least they will have to carry the label of FELON for the rest of their days.

Anonymous said...

Maybe all of you that have nothing better to do can shut up now. None of you know the real story behind the mess and for those of you that think they got ripped. Well I know what I can afford.

Anonymous said...

You sound like a family member or close pers0nal friend that somehow benefited from the misdeeds and now Felonies of your most trusted.

Defendant Nathan Daniel Jesh was sentenced by the Court. Court ordered the
defendant to the following:

Probation of 3 year(s)
Special Assessment of $100.00.
Fine of $0.00.


Again, another flushing sound is heard.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they are more victimized than we are. No doubt they trusted those two losers as we all did. They just ended up loosing more than us.

Anonymous said...

I came across a pdf document from a city council meeting to revoke the rental licenses for 26 properties owned by Tamera and Michael Pletan through their Limited Liability Company, Greenland Properties, LLC.
These properties were part of the TJ Waconia properties as the rental licenses were applied for by either Helgason or Balko and TJ Waconia/Holdings.
A little research revealed that both Tamera and Michael were licensed appraisers in Minnesota. I said "were" because, Michael Pletan's license was REVOKED by the State in 2009.
Does anyone know if they were investigated? Are they listed as victims in the case? I have the Findings of Fact that details all of the above but, not sure how to post it here since it is a pdf.

Johnny Northside! said...

Here is a link to some of that information about the rental license revocations which was on my friend's blog in North Minneapolis.

http://north-by-northside.blogspot.com/2011/06/mahmood-khan-and-johnny-northside.html

Johnny Northside! said...

Somebody left this helpful comment on my blog.

View the pdf using google and the phrase
"Tamera and Michael Pletan through their Limited Liability Company, Greenland Properties, LLC. "

Anonymous said...

GAYLE CLAUS is currently incarcerated at FCI Waseca and is scheduled for release on March 26, 2012. The inmate is not eligible for parole.

Anonymous said...

The sentencing information regarding Stacie Marie Ott is incorrect. Please know your facts before posting. I attended the hearing.

Johnny Northside! said...

If anybody is at this dormant blog receiving this comment...

I am in possession of most of the relevant documents from federal court and I am considering posting those documents and writing about those documents. This would mean publishing the names of the known victims.

However, I have come to the conclusion that my North Minneapolis neighborhood was the ultimate victim, here.

If anybody wishes to comment on my intended publication of this information, to discuss it and persuade me one way or another, well, I am open to hearing this discussion. I hope you get this message.

Johnny Northside! said...

In regard to the comment above, OBVIOUSLY the case I am referring to is the TJ Waconia case.

Anonymous said...

Any news on how the boys are doing in prison??

Anonymous said...

Thomas Balko to be released on February 8, 2014 to a halfway house