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Nevada man pleads guilty to role in timeshare scam

Posted: 12:01 PM, Feb 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-21 22:46:00Z

A man has pleaded guilty to his role in a multi-state timeshare resale scam, according to the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

Louis Joseph Curto III, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud. The fraudulent acts were committed between January 2013 and December 2015.
 
Curto operated a business in Las Vegas by the name of Bluwyn Management, LLC through which he would solicit owners of unwanted timeshare properties to pay him upfront fees, falsely promising them that he had buyers that would purchase the unwanted timeshares. Despite paying thousands of dollars in upfront fees, the timeshares were not sold and the money was never refunded, according to the Attorney General’s Office. 
 
Securities fraud is punishable by 12-240 months of imprisonment and a court fine of up to $500,000. The sentencing hearing for Curto is scheduled for June 20 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.
 
This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Fraud Unit of the Office of the Nevada Attorney General.
 
If you believe you have been victim of timeshare resale fraud, you may file a complaint here