Deaf video relay scam.
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Marc Velasquez, sentenced in federal court less than a year ago of defrauding the government out of millions of dollars, has returned to his roots — hucksterism. His latest scam — non-payment of wages to people involved in his latest business “venture”.
Velasquez, was arrested a few years ago after his Lake Oswego, Oregon, business, Deaf Studio 29, was caught participating in a widespread deaf video relay scam that cost the federal government nearly $100 million dollars. Twenty seven deaf business people were eventually convicted and are in prison or on parole. Velasquez agreed to a plea bargain of 3 years probation and a restitution of $2.5 million dollars.
Velasquez is less than one year into his probation term and evidence has surfaced that he has returned to his fraudulent ways — behavior that may be in violation of his probation terms.
Velasquez appears to…
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