Ex-convict who owes victims $8M vacations at beach resort

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Modesto Bee on January 11, 2016 by Garth Stapley

MODESTO, Calif. — Convicted swindler Tony Daniloo enjoyed luxury cars and jewelry while bilking millions of dollars from victims in Modesto, Turlock and beyond. When he had trouble keeping a job soon after his release from prison three years ago, a federal judge agreed to lower Daniloo’s repayment duty to $50 a month.

Daniloo, now a handyman, remains under order to pay a combined $8 million. His victims have not received a cent, yet a judge granted Daniloo permission to vacation last month with his girlfriend at a Mexico beach resort.

The cost of the trip will be paid for by Mr. Daniloo’s girlfriend.

U.S. Probation Officer Kristen Coleman, in Dec. 1 Daniloo travel request

His probation term having ended Saturday, Daniloo now can go anywhere he wants without checking with authorities.

The Modesto Bee was unable to reach the former mortgage lender and broker, who acquaintances say now lives in the Bay Area. Court records show he has been chiseling away at his debt with wages as “a handyman, providing assistance to his landlord, as needed,” a federal probation officer wrote.