In Separate Case, Zeek Figure Robert Craddock Sentenced To 6 Months In Federal Prison — Plus 15 Days At ‘Work Farm’ After Release
Uncharged in the Zeek Rewards’ case, Robert Craddock nevertheless has received prison time after pleading guilty to swindling more than $117,000 from the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill fund.
U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell of the Middle District of Florida yesterday sentenced Craddock to two six-month terms in federal prison to be served concurrently, followed by three years’ supervised release. During his period of probation, Craddock additionally must serve 15 days at the “Brevard County Work Farm,” according to the docket of the case. (See 2013 News13 story on one of the purposes of the work farm.)
Presnell also ordered Craddock to make restitution of $117,700.
Craddock had asked for no jail time, BehindMLM.com reported Oct. 21.
Craddock had a storied history in Zeek, including a bid to silence Zeek critic K. Chang just weeks before the SEC and U.S. Secret Service moved against Zeek in 2012. After that, the SEC accused Craddock of trying to stifle the court-appointed receiver in the Zeek case.
At one point, Craddock participated in Zeek-related fundraising calls with Todd Disner, a figure in the AdSurfDaily Ponzi-scheme story. (Also see PP Blog guest column by Gregg Evans, from Aug. 29, 2012.)
The Secret Service led the investigation of the Deepwater Horizon matter involving Craddock.
NOTE: Our thanks to the ASD Updates Blog.