Husband of owner convicted on 9 felonies


VERO BEACH — A jury that heard from 34 victims of a swimming pool contractor scam voted to convict one of the two people charged in the ruse, according to attorneys. 

Brian Washburn, whose wife was the owner of Amore’ Pools while he told customers he was an employee, was convicted on nine felonies: organized scheme to defraud, two counts of money laundering of more than $100,000, and six counts of fraudulent use of personal identification information.

Brian Washburn

A jury heard about nine days of testimony across three weeks before meeting for 2½ hours Tuesday night to render the verdict, defense attorney Edward Abare said.

The jury chose not to convict Washburn for unlicensed contracting during a state of emergency, false information on an application for contractor’s license and one of the seven counts of fraudulent use of personal identity information. 

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