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Mark D’Amico biography: 13 things about Burlington County, New Jersey man

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Mark D’Amico is a resident of Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He is a former resident of Bordentown, New Jersey.
  2. He is Katelyn McClure‘s former boyfriend.
  3. He and McClure used to live together in Florence Township, Burlington County.
  4. He was a carpenter.
  5. In November 2017, he and McClure met homeless man Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a former Marine helicopter technician, who was asking for change near the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He and McClure gave Bobbitt $10 and took a photo with the homeless man, which he and McClure used they created a crowd-source funding page on GoFundMe’s website titled “Paying It Forward,” soliciting donations from the public purportedly for Bobbitt’s benefit. The campaign falsely claimed that McClure was driving home from Philadelphia on Interstate 95 and ran out of gas when Bobbitt rescued her by using Bobbitt’s last $20 to buy gasoline for her. When it reached $1,700, he and McClure told Bobbitt about it and the false story behind it. In less than one month, the campaign raised around $400,000 from more than 14,000 donors throughout the U.S. He helped open a bank account for Bobbitt.
  6. In December 2017, he and McClure deposited $25,000 of proceeds of the GoFundMe scheme into Bobbitt’s account.
  7. On August 29, 2018, Bobbitt filed a lawsuit against him and McClure in Mount Holly, New Jersey, accusing him and McClure of using the money they raised via GoFundMe on a new BMW and vacations to different parts of the U.S. including Arizona, California, Florida and Nevada. He later admitted that he spent $500 of the money at a casino but claimed he paid it back. On March 6, 2019, McClure and Bobbitt pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, respectively, in connection with the scheme.
  8. In October 2019, federal authorities charged him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. 
  9. In December 2019, he pleaded guilty in state court to misappropriating entrusted property.
  10. On January 8, 2020, he was charged with four counts of wire fraud and 10 counts of money laundering.
  11. On January 16, 2020, he appeared for his arraignment in the U.S. District Court in Camden, New Jersey before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman. Represented by Mark Davis, he pleaded not guilty to 16 counts.
  12. On November 22, 2021, he pleaded guilty before Hillman to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
  13. He was 42 years old when he admitted to his role in the GoFundMe scheme involving McClure and Bobbitt. His sentencing is set for March 28, 2022.
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