"We have agreed on
$156,101; some of the victims are seeking up to another
$120,000,'' said Bryan Sarabia, the assistant state attorney
who prosecuted the case.
The long, odd history of Pasco County politicians behaving
A former congressional candidate and sometime developer,
Kalogianis was arrested in 2016 on nine felony counts after
being caught on courthouse surveillance cameras stamping
something on papers in clients' foreclosure cases. Due to
the changes he made, he was able to persuade judges that the
lenders didn't have standing for summary judgment. As a
result, he collected fees as the prevailing attorney that he
otherwise would not have been entitled to.
At Thursday's sentencing before Judge Kimberly Campbell,
Kalogianis' sister blamed his actions on pressure from his
wife to make more money. But Kalogianis, in a prepared
statement, "acknowledged his guilt and took complete
responsibility,'' Sarabia said.
Kalogianis, who turns 56 this month, will be on probation
for nine years after completing his prison term. He was
disbarred two years ago.