Former Real Estate Attorney For Dicks Sporting Goods Convicted In Jury Trial
Utica, NY (WIBX) – A man has been convicted by a jury in Utica after a three-week trial.
Benjamin Viloski, former attorney and broker for Dick’s Sporting Goods, is scheduled to be sentenced in December.
He is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit concealment money-laundering, engaging in transactions in criminally derived property, and other charges.
Viloski was involved in kickbacks related to 22 different stores, including the store in Shopingtown Mall in Dewitt.
He faces a 5-year sentence for the mail and wire fraud conspiracy; a 20-year sentence for the money-laundering conspiracy; a 5-year sentence for the false statements charge; a 20-year sentence for each mail fraud charge; a 20-year sentence for each concealment money-laundering charge; and a 10-year sentence for the transactions in criminally derived property charge.
The case is being prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York.