But Spanakos in his June 28 letter, the communication in which he invoked the Lantigua case, said Jones had expressed no remorse to Robinson or her daughter. (Robinson, said prosecutors, now needed a motorized wheelchair and though she could have "coherent conversations at a simple level" she could not manage her finances.)
Jones' attorneys also pointed out that no one else had been charged in connection with the mortgage transaction.
Spanakos acknowledged that others benefitted from Jones' fraud but said that there was insufficient evidence that they knew that Jones was not authorized to act as he had. He added that other parties could be sued in civil court.
In the Robinson case, Jones was represented by Anthony Ricco and Gary Villanueva of Manhattan. Neither responded to a request for comment. Jones did not respond to a phone call or email seeking comment.
A spokesperson for the Brooklyn District Attorney declined to comment beyond the office's court filings.
Jones has asked the Appellate Division, Second Department, for more time to perfect an appeal of Barrios' ruling in the Lantigua case.
Francine Vlantes O'Keeffe, an attorney who represented Kathryn Greenbergwho became Lantigua's co-property guardian and co-trustee of his supplemental needs trust after Jonessaid that Lantigua had been made whole by Jones' bond company.
She said that Lantigua himself, now 21, was considering enrolling in college.
"He's doing much better now that Ray Jones is out of his life," she said.
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