At a court hearing on September 4th, Andy Esquivel admitted to all allegations enumerated in the order to show cause submitted by the prosecutor at his last hearing. Andy of course gave the court some bullshit sob story about having vertigo, suffering from “panic attacks” and not being able to work full time, but the court wasn’t having it. Judge Connors gave Andy a direct order to produce a financial affidavit and a plan to pay off restitution five (5) months ago. He did not comply. The prosecution asked for 30 days in jail to “get [Andy’s] attention” and to revoke and restart probation. The prosecutor made it plain that Andy “has not made restitution payments a priority in his life”.
The fact is, Andy stole a lot of money – $20,000 from these victims alone! No sob story is going to change the fact that he has taken money illegally and needs to pay it back to stay out of jail.
Judge Connors told Andy point-blank that he will send him to jail for failing to comply with a court order to produce a financial affidavit and a plan alone! A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for September 18th at 9:15am. At that time, Andy needs to produce a plan to pay back restitution in full or he will be going to jail…period!
Courtroom audio attached to this post for your enjoyment. It’s pretty pathetic. How sad must it feel to be a broke, barely employed, convicted felon with no skills, no education, four kids living with you and three more who won’t speak to you, a persistent substance abuse problem, more bills to pay than you can afford, and nothing to look forward to in your life except more heat from the courts. Poor Andy’s life sucks so badly that he is forced to live in a constant state of mental delusion, pretending that the FBI and Attorney General give a damn about his life. …poor dumb schmuck!