The saga involving Sean Cody stud Jarec Wentworth (AKA Teofil Brank) and closeted Republican millionaire Donald Burns has finally reached its dramatic conclusion.
Yesterday, Wentworth was sentenced to nearly six years behind bars after being found guilty of extorting the tech tycoon for more than $1.5 million back in July. He was also ordered to pay Burns nearly $500,000 in restitution.
Considering he was facing a potential 53 years in prison, we have to say 70-months ain’t so bad.
According to court documents, 25-year-old Wentworth and 51-year-old Burns first met back in 2013. They engaged in a “pay-for-sex encounter” at least four times, with Burns paying between $1,500 and $2,000 for each encounter. He also paid Wentworth a finder’s fee for introducing him to other attractive younger men.
Things soured earlier this year, however, when Wentworth began threatening to expose Burns if he didn’t fork over $500,000, give him a $180,000 car, and buy him a $1 million luxury condo.
In his testimony last summer, Burns said he was “scared to the core” over what Wentworth might do to retaliate against him.
Wentworth’s lawyer, Seema Ahmad, maintains that her client did not extort the businessman, but only wanted to expose “what happened to him” and collect what he believed Burns owed him.
“He wanted what was promised him,” Ahmad said in court.
h/t: LA Times