Venezuelan model was sentenced to 20 months and 15 days in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for her participation in an extortion plot.
Additionally, U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard ordered Venezuelan model to pay at least $841.20 in restitution and prohibited her from using social media and email during her sentence and the term of supervision.
On February 14, 2018, following a two and a half week Miami jury trial, Brigith Dayana Gomez, 29, of Venezuela was convicted on all counts of the charged indictment.
One count of conspiracy to transmit an interstate extortionate communication.
Three counts of interstate transmission of an extortionate communication.
One count of interstate travel in aid of racketeering.
According to U.S. Attorney’s Office, Gomez and co-defendant Carolina Del Carmen Roldan planned to extort a victim, residing in Broward County in Florida, out of tens of thousands of dollars. If the victim did not comply with the demands for payment, the defendants threatened to damage the victim’s reputation and business prospects.
Gomez was residing in Los Angeles, California, while Del Carmen Roldan was residing in Miami, Florida, during the extortion conspiracy. Both women, originally from Venezuela, had previously obtained U.S. visas to reside in the United States.
Del Carmen Roldan previously pled guilty to participating in the conspiracy to transmit an interstate extortionate communication and was sentenced to 14 months and 15 days in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release.