Feds may seize two Canandaigiua lakefront homes

Two homes along Canandaigua Lake – worth more than $1 million each – may be seized by the federal government if defendants in a criminal matter are convicted and cannot replace money they are alleged to have stolen.

The homes belong to co-founders of 5LINX, a Henrietta-based marketing company, who were recently indicted by a federal grand jury. Charged with a single count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud are Craig Jerabeck of Rochester, Jason Guck of Penfield and Jeb Tyler of Victor, who are accused of diverting more than $11 million from investors and their former company into their personal bank accounts between May 2009 and May 2015.

Specifically, Tyler is accused of fraudulently gaining $4 million, while Jerabeck and Guck allegedly gained $3.6 million each.

Included with the indictment, filed June 20 in federal court in Rochester by Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Gestring, is a forfeiture allegation seeking any property gained in respect to the alleged fraud if the men are convicted. If there is not enough in their various investment and bank accounts, federal prosecutors will seek a judgment for money from various accounts and the real property at 4385 County Road 16, Canandaigua (Guck’s home), and 90 East Lake Road, Middlesex (Jerabeck’s).

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