On April 24th Michael Holje asked for a continuance of the pre-trial conference until June to give him more time to negotiate a plea or prepare for a defense. The court agreed and a 2nd pre-trial conference has been set for June 19th at 8:34am. As always trial updated can be found here [PDF].
The new film will cover the story of Xtagged from it’s roots in ham radio in the 1950s all the way up to Andy Esquivel’s pending criminal trial and ultimate conviction on securities fraud charges. Comedian Carlos Mecca has reportedly agreed to play the roll of Andy Esquivel in the new film, which will no doubt be directed by Ron Kelsay.
In other news, Andy Esquivel is running from the Colorado Office of Recovery Services which is trying to get back child-support from him for the two kids he abandoned in Utah. Since Andy is currently unemployed, hasn’t worked in over a decade, and is about to be charged with fraud, they’re finding it difficult to get Andy to own up to his parental responsibilities. Andy hasn’t paid a dime in child support in years.
Andy now claims that the real roots of Xtagged were in Ham Radio. He’s come to this conclusion because he noticed one day that Shar Jenkins’ father Silvester C. Jenkins, who is apparently a Ham radio enthusiast, has a personalized license plate with his call leters on it. This has been a practice of HAM radio enthusiasts for years, and therefore Andy concludes that it must have been his inspiration for Xtagged!
Andy’s pre-trial hearing was held yesterday at 8:34am. We don’t have any updates on the hearing yet, but will post details once the court records are updated.
We all knew it because Andy copied the tagline from out UtahRaves.com thread and made it the tagline of the user, but was too stupid to realize that the tagline got truncated (something any sane person would have seen right away). The “Scam.com” user always posted the most mindless and zombie-like things, and although they were all critical of Andy, they usually only repeated things many of us had already posted or simply agreed with what we said. The user never offered a fresh perspective of Andy’s scams (as a real user would have) and was usually so obnoxious that even those of us who were busy exposing Andy’s scams were annoyed by it’s posts.
Andy used to bash the “Scam.com” straw-man and say that the user was an illustration of the tactics we were using to expose him. Those of us who really did work to expose Andy saw through the ruse and rolled our eyes, but I’m sure the performance earned Andy a few brownie points among his mentally incapacitated followers.
Well just in case anybody on this blog still doubted who “Scam.com” was, the final proof is in: Andy changed the users profile name to read “Bannedddddd”.
The first obvious give-away that this is Andy and not a real user is that when the administrator of a vBulletin message board bans somebody, their username remains the same, but their tagline changes to reflect the new status. Sometimes the username appears with a line through it to make the point clear. Changing the username to “banned” would be silly because every “banned” user would have the same name…a condition frankly not even allowed by the VB database.
Second and even more obvious giveaway is Andy’s use of a string of d’s in the name. Andy is obsessed with strings of d’s because he fell in love with a skit by a comedian named Carlos Mecca a few years back that featured the him in a chicken costume singing a “deedeedee” song. Most of us here never got the joke, but Andy cracks himself up with it all the time so he references the skit any time he gets really excited. I’m sure many of you have heard Andy say “I got you now you DDDs.” It’s the kind of humor only a drug addict could understand.
Andy must have gotten bored waiting for trial and so decided to play with one of his sock-puppets over at Scam.com to amuse himself.
The audio transcript of Andy Esquivel’s Felony Securities Fraud preliminary hearing and his subsequent arraignment on three felony counts of Securities Fraud is now available here.
After the hearing was over, Andy walked out of the courtroom and confronted his followers who were forced to wait outside and who had no idea what had just happened in the courtroom. Watch this [VIDEO] of Andy trying to put a good spin on the fact that he was just indicted on three felony counts of securities fraud. It’s really fun to watch a master con artist and pathological liar at work.