Arrested in Maine, Taken to SyracuseEvon was arrested in Maine on the New York Federal warrant on 7/31/13. He appeared before Portland Federal Magistrate Judge John Rich that day and was then scheduled for a Rule 5 hearing or initial appearance for 8/7/13. Evon appeared for that hearing in custody and executed a waiver of his right to have the rule 5 hearing in Maine. He was therefore ordered committed to the Northern District of New York.
In New York, Evon retained Attorney Kenneth Moynihan. He was arraigned in the Syracuse Federal District Court on 8/30/13 and pled not guilty. The US attorney has requested that Mr. Evon be detained pending trial but Evon wants to be bailed out. He has requested a detention hearing which is set for 9/4/13. Since he is facing a 10 year minimum sentence, bail is no sure thing.
[UPDATE: Read my newer post: Bail was denied, and more details emerged at the detention hearing.]
NY Federal Charges Lien Portland Real EstateAs part of the indictment, the prosecution seeks forfeiture of $2,340,000 somehow connected to the conspiracy. If the cash is not available, the prosecution seeks forfeiture of the Evon residence at 374 Spring St in Portland Maine. The government's lien was recorded against the property on 8/1/13. The Spring Street residence has been held by Robert Evon and his wife since 2008 and has a tax valuation of $575,000.
|Robert Evon, in orange, with Linda Greenlaw and a big fish.|
Picture is from the PPH Article