Jeremy Johnson arrested for allegedly writing bad $100K checks at Vegas casino

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  • JKR Holladay, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    Correct, Let's Be Real. A quick review of the stories on this case:

    Mr. Johnson's assets were frozen in Jan 2011. He was arrested in June 2011 for mail fraud charges. The checks in question, according to the story were written in Nov 2010, preceding all of the legal issues, including the freezing of assets. At the time Mr. Johnson was apparently free to spend from his accounts at his discretion. Why the checks hadn't cleared 1-2 mos after they were written is not stated.

    I stand corrected.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    $3M in Vegas spending is not a good sign...

  • Let's be real Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    The overall top riding fact is that the Federal gov't is at it again. In case you didn't know, they have frozen all his assets including those that he can use to support his family. He can only use them when the Feds think that they are gracious enough to allow him to write a check. If not they bounce them so that they can harrass them by issuing a warrant for his arrest. They can also tell others that he is driving a car that is not his own, that way they can get the police to think that he is driving a stolen car when actually he is driving it with permission but it is actually not his car. He has alledgedly bilked people out of money NOT convicted. Let's not put him in prison before the Feds can try to chew him, his family, his friends, his neighbors, his church and everyone else who knows him, knew him, or perhaps will know him later, out and spit him as far as they can. If he is guilty, he should pay for it. So far, he hasn't been tried. Lets wait it out.

  • Doctor Tucson, AZ
    Nov. 29, 2011 10:35 a.m.

    he wrote the checks in Nov of 2010. Over a year ago. Were his assets frozen before he wrote them? Or was he arrested shortly after?

  • Trooper55 Williams, AZ
    Nov. 29, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    Sounds to me like this person wrote the checks knowing that they wouldn't clear the bank. I also believe he knew he was doing wrong and wants to put the blame on the Govt., he knew his accounts were frozen and chose to break the law again. Why not keep him in jail with no bond and hold him accountable for his actions. This is a common pratice when you are charged with farud and commenting farud.

  • Spot Light Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 29, 2011 7:24 a.m.

    I really hate it when my $100000 Las Vegas Casino checks bounce!

  • Ok Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 29, 2011 7:13 a.m.

    Mr. Johnson knew that the checking account was frozen and that the checks would bounce before he wrote the checks. He is not a nice man. He is not only a "flight" risk but also a crook writing bad checks. He needs to await his upcoming trail in jail so that he can do no more damage to other people. Enough of this bailing him out by his friends and family.

  • JKR Holladay, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 6:34 a.m.

    Agreed with Mr. Barnes. 1) Mr. Johnson had already admitted to the court that he was a compulsive gambler. 2) Mr. Johnson knew the government had frozen his assets pending the outcome to the very serious charges against him. That means he no longer had access to his checking account. What in the world was he doing in Las Vegas writing checks to a casino? Do you suppose he was gambling there, lost some money (a lot of money, apparently!), and trying to access his frozen account so the casino didn't grab him? Allegedly, I mean. Take some responsibility Mr. Johnson. If you can't, you should be locked up.

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 29, 2011 2:33 a.m.

    This guy just does not know when to stop talking.

  • Barnes Lehi, UTah
    Nov. 28, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    Johnson stated,"The government decided to bounce them not me. They are very angry with me at the moment so this is their retaliation." Seriously?? Take some responsibility for your own actions. Mr. Johnson sounds like a little kid trying to blame anyone and everyone else for his actions. First, it was defrauding thousands of internet customers (allegedly...of course), now this. Mr. Johnson needs to quit trying to blame others for his own unwise decisions and take some responsibility for his actions!