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I Cannot believe this is still going on! — UPDATED


As you may know Scott Shields is scheduled to be sentenced on October 14, 2008 (next Tuesday). The Assistant US Attorney handling the case is soliciting witnesses to testify at the sentencing hearing to rebut Scott’s testimony.

If you would like to participate it is suggested that you contact:

Jenna Minicucci Dabbs
United States Attorney, Southern District New York
One Saint Andrew’s Plaza
New York, NY 10007

(212)637-2212 ; (212)637-2937 (fax) ;


The following entry was originally written in late May but now I’ve bumped it up given the following comment that was made yesterday by M. Dilworth:

I was at a flea market in Nutley, NJ today (7/13/2008), and this con-man was taking donations after telling tall stories about what he and his dog did at the WTC site following 9/11, and at Katrina. We knew after watching him for a few minutes, something was not right. That didn’t stop him from pointing to the donation box and taking people’s money. What a scam artist!

li.jpgSentencing for convicted federal felon Scott Shields WAS slated for June 27, 2008 at 4pm. Scott was to appear before US District Judge Robert Sweet in courtroom 18c (United States Courthouse: 500 Pearl St., Room 1920, New York, NY 10007).

Well, that is no longer the case. From shortly after 9/11 to now October 14, 2008, the man will remain free on bond as he awaits sentencing.

For some unidentified reason, Scott’s attorney has been terminated and now a new attorney (Joel Stein) has been assigned. As a consequence, the sentencing date has been moved to October 14, 2008. Sadly, it seems like closure will never come.

My disability keeps me homebound much of the time so I’d love to hear from anyone who believes they may be in the courtroom for this long-awaited event. This is the preliminary control date for sentencing so I will be trying to confirm the final date when it does become available. I will not be surprised if it takes place even later than the end of June.

Obviously, those wheels of justice, turn very, very slowly. And, you know what that means? Through his bogus nonprofit foundation, Scott is left for almost 3 months to swindle more folks, tell his lies to more innocent children, and whatever else he does to support himself in his expensive Princeton townhouse (despite not working one day since before 9/11).

Please, just imagine how much money he has taken in through his foundation to have allowed such a lifestyle all this time. Boggles the mind, doesn’t it?

You can catch up on this Golden Retriever abusing con-artist by clicking here.