Defiant Jarec Wentworth Pleads Not Guilty, Remains In Federal Custody

Posted March 27, 2015 by with 76 comments

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 3.50.54 PMI’ve just arrived in Phoenix for the annual adult trade show, The Phoenix Forum (which is technically held in Tempe, but everything looks the same here in Arizona, so…), and here’s a quick update to add onto yesterday’s Jarec Wentworth update.

Jarec Wentworth/Teofil Brank pleaded not guilty to felony extortion in federal court yesterday, which means he’s either stupid enough to take this to trial, or he’s hoping for a plea deal. Or, maybe he really believes he’s not guilty (LOL). We’ll know more soon enough.

Meanwhile, Brank’s request to be released on bail wasn’t granted, but it wasn’t denied either. Instead, the court continued the matter until next week, giving the government time “to produce discovery to defense counsel.” I’m betting it’ll have something to do with the loaded gun Brank and his accomplice brought to the scene of his arrest?

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Also of interest from the arraignment yesterday is the fact that Brank refused to sign a document acknowledging that he had been made aware of his constitutional rights. Does he (or his public defender) have a legal maneuver up his sleeve, or is Miss Jarec just being bitchy? He always was a feisty one!


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