SAN ANTONIO – Yesterday U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra granted a motion by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas (USAO) to disburse $171,448.24 plus all accrued interest to the victims of the Four Winds fraud scheme. The proceeds will be applied to defendant Gary Cain’s restitution judgment, concluding three years of litigation over Cain’s only significant asset that was at one time valued at over $1.2 million.

In 2018, the USAO obtained a restraining order to prevent the sale of Cain’s house in Bentley Manor based on its belief that Cain used a sham company to hold title and avoid paying restitution. The USAO alleged that for over a decade Cain had resided in and made all payments for the house while utilizing a series of nominees, trusts, and companies to conceal his ownership interest.  Just three weeks prior to Cain’s sentencing in 2018, which would include $6.3 million in restitution owed to eight victims,…

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