EX-MOUSEKETEER'S BEAU DRAWS JAIL TIME.
The Oxnard boyfriend of former Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for violating U.S. securities law.
Jerry Fraschilla, who pleaded guilty to buying stock in 1992 and 1993 that he did not intend to pay for, also was ordered to pay roughly $65,000 in restitution.
And U.S. District Judge Lourdes G. Baird in Los Angeles ordered him not to buy or sell stock without his probation officer's permission during the three years of supervised release he must serve upon getting out of prison.
Gillespie, one of the original members of the ``Mickey Mouse Club,'' is scheduled to stand trial in two weeks for her alleged role in the scheme.
On Friday, a jury decided against Fraschilla in a lawsuit he filed against the city of Ventura. The Oxnard resident claimed he had suffered a severe back injury when he tripped over a warped board on the Ventura pier.
The city's lawyers contended that Fraschilla, 61, already had back problems before the accident and is an admitted perjurer.
They cited the federal case in which Fraschilla admitted lying under oath in a federal securities fraud investigation, which led to the charges for which he was sentenced today.