I invested in two films entitled Blue Hill Avenue and Cahoots. Producers were Mike Erwin (Jacksonville, OR) and J. Max Kirishima (Woodland Hills, CA/Japan). Five million was raised by Rand Chortkoff (Los Angeles, CA) & minions. Blue Hill Avenue cost 1M to make. Some of the balance was supposedly used to "finish" the project to sell it to Artisan Pictures. The remaining money was pocketed. No investor ever saw a dime from this movie nor from others promoted at the time.
As of April 27, 2015, SAMUEL BRASLAU is in custody. Defendant SAMUEL BRASLAU was sentenced by the Court. The Court ordered the defendant to the following:
Incarceration of 7 year(s) 3 month(s) Followed by Supervised Release of 2 year(s) Special Assessment of $1,700.00.
Please be aware it often takes one to two months after sentencing before a federal prison is designated. You may also visit the Bureau of Prisons website at www.bop.gov to obtain information about the defendant's custody status. Please also be aware that certain inmates may be offered special programs once they are in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. This may result in serving less time than the 85% of their sentence normally served in federal prison. At the end of the defendant SAMUEL BRASLAU’s incarceration period, he shall be placed on Supervised Release for a period of 2 years. Supervised Release means that after defendant is released from federal prison, he must regularly report to the U.S. Probation Office and will be subject to various terms and conditions imposed by the Court, which are listed on a Judgment and Commitment Order
Notice of Appeal Filed: An appeal has been filed in the case involving defendant(s) SAMUEL BRASLAU. The process may take some time before a final decision is reached. An appeal is a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision made by the lower court.