United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
August 5, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CHRISTOPHER S. GODFREY, DENNIS FISCHER, and VERNELL BURRIS, JR.
RYA W. ZOBEL UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
The government has moved for an order of restitution requiring defendants Christopher S. Godfrey, Dennis Fischer and Vernell Burris, Jr., to jointly and severally pay $153, 449.05 to 252 victims as set forth on a spreadsheet appended to the motion. Godfrey disputes $41, 913.24 for which, he says, the government has not met its burden of showing defendants’ responsibility for the amounts contested. I agree and therefore order that defendants are responsible jointly and severally for restitution in the amount of $111, 535.81. They shall also receive credit for any payments to the victims from the HOPE Telemarketing Bond.
On or before August 15, 2014, the parties shall submit a revised spreadsheet that deletes the items Godfrey contests, which spreadsheet will be attached to and be a part of this order.