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Convicted Danbury Club Owner Seeks Greater Facebook Use

Ian Bick, free on $250,000 bond after his arrest on multiple federal charges, is asking a judge to increase his use of Facebook.
Ian Bick, free on $250,000 bond after his arrest on multiple federal charges, is asking a judge to increase his use of Facebook. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- Ian Bick, the 20-year-old Danbury nightclub owner found guilty last month of wire fraud and money laundering, is asking a judge to allow him to increase his use of Facebook, according to the Newstimes.com.

Prosecutors had actually wanted to tighten his use of social media, citing a celebratory message he posted on his Facebook page the day of his conviction, said the Newstimes.com.

Facebook message from Bick: I'm glad I've been through the stuff I've been through and will continue to go through at such a young age. I've learned more about real life then I could have ever possibly learned in school.

From Day 1, before this case even started I vouched to pay back the loans I borrowed to start various business's that ended up failing. I will continue to uphold that commitment and Tuxedo junction will make that possible one day in the future.

I've come a long way, and there's still more to this battle to be fought, but one thing is for sure, I don't give up, and I won't ever give up and I will continue to prove naysayers and doubters wrong. I defied a lot of odds today.

Many of the 2,500 friends on Bick’s Facebook page follow him because “they’re interested in the club,” his attorney, Jonathan J. Einhorn said, according to the Newstimes.com.

Bick, who will be sentenced in March, has been free on $250,000 bond.

A 2013 graduate of Danbury High School, Bick owns the Tuxedo Junction club in Danbury as well as being a principal and/or managing member of various Danbury-based entities, including This Is Where It’s At Entertainment, Planet Youth Entertainment, W&B Wholesale and W&B Investments.

Using these businesses, he solicited money from friends, acquaintances and their parents by promising high investment returns over short periods of time, but the returns never occurred. And any money he did make was used for unsuccessful businesses and to pay personal expenses, including hotel stays and to purchase Jet Skis.

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