I was formerly an industry leader. I built a successful automotive retail business. The business closed in 2008. Many factors contributed to its ultimate failure both personal and professional. The economy crashed, and business was down approximately 75% I had to raise my infant daughter on my own. My home went into foreclosure. My wife who was on military disability died, she was only 37. I went through a very difficult time. It was and is very humbling. In the process of losing the business there were several months of unpaid sales tax. In spite of cooperating with the state of Florida, I was arrested and taken to jail. After court proceedings I was placed on probation, and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $100k. Luckily I was able to stay in my home for several years, before I was finally foreclosed upon in mid 2016. I was able to pay a substantial amount of the restitution, due largely in part from not having to pay rent or mortgage payments. I prioritized my daughter and her education, and she is now 16 and getting nearly straight A's. She wants to be a doctor. I still owe $40k, and I'm running out of time. It is impossible to get a good paying job, or hold a professional license. I believe in volunteering my time, so I regularly volunteer to a local food bank, and to other non profit organizations. I also mentor when I can to young adults. I am a good person who believes in paying forward, and giving back to society. I am respectfully asking for your help in paying off the remaining balance of $40,000. Any help is greatly appreciated and can be paid directly to the court or to my attorney (Sherman Brod 813 295 8080). Thank you for your kindness and consideration, sincerely Mark J. DiNicola.
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