After deliberating for under five hours Wednesday, a federal jury convicted Bennett on 17 charges, including false statements on a loan application and three kinds of fraud: securities, bank and wire.
The case notably had some unusual elements for a securities fraud trial. FBI agents searching Bennett’s penthouse found evidence of voodoo-type witchcraft, specifically instructions for how to put people under a “Beef Tongue Shut Up Hoodoo Spell.” The curse was allegedly intended to silence individuals.
In Bennett’s home, FBI agents found two freezers containing sealed Mason jars filled with SEC attorneys’ identifying information, suggesting that she had cast the “hoodoo spell” several times in order to “paranormally silence” those pursuing the case, according to an FBI affidavit submitted in court filings.
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