Ariel Quiros asks judge for reduced sentence

Published: Dec. 21, 2022 at 10:44 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros is asking for a reduction in his five-year prison sentence.

Quiros is serving time for his role in the EB-5 scandal, in which he stole millions from investors in the ski resort.

His attorney, Neil Taylor, argued Quiros was the first to reach a plea deal and provided valuable information to authorities, and Quiros is facing a longer sentence than the other two defendants despite that.

Included in the motion for reconsideration was an emotional, two-page letter from the 66-year-old Quiros to the judge. “I am in the void, and I am overcome with grief, sorrow, and depression. Please have mercy on me and allow me to serve a sentence that is more in line with the one given to my co-defendants, and then to spend my remaining days with my wife and family,” Quiros wrote.

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