Gay Porn Actor Found Guilty For Extorting Palm Beach Millionaire Donald Burns

Gay Porn Actor Found Guilty For Extorting Palm Beach Millionaire Donald Burns
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Teofil Brank, the gay porn actor who performs under the name Jarec Wentworth, has been found guilty of extorting Palm Beach tycoon, MagicJack executive, and Republican political activist Donald Burns of $1.5 million.

Brank, 25, had threatened to expose Burns over their relationship unless the millionaire forked over money and an Audi R8 earlier this year. Burns had also reportedly paid Brank to introduce him to other Sean Cody models and performers. Following an FBI sting in March, Brank was arrested. Rumors over Burns being Brank's victim were confirmed during the trial

On Thursday, a Los Angeles jury found Brank guilty on six felony counts. 

According to Courthouse News, jurors were told of Burns trying to set up a gay porn film shoot at his estate in California. There were also details given of sex parties in California and Florida, and of Burns' other relationships with gay models and porn actors.

Another twist in the sordid tale was one gay porn actor named Justin Griggs testifying that he had been flown to Burns' home in Palm Beach and paid to have sex and taking part in group sex. During testimony, Griggs admitted he was reluctant to speak with investigators because of his relationship with a "powerful individual." That individual, Griggs said, was Geffen Records founder and co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, David Geffen. 

Earlier this year, Geffen's 21-year-old ex-boyfriend was charged with stalking the record company mogul.

"It was really just hanging out, surfing, grilling out, going to dinner, and then we would have sex, group sex," Griggs said of Burns' parties in Palm Beach.

Also during the trial, Burns, who is a prominent GOP donor and political activist, admitted to paying Brank and other gay porn stars for sex, as well as paying what he called "referral fees" of up to $2,000 for introductions to other actors and models for sex. 

Burns has donated to Republican candidates such as Jeb Bush and  Mitt Romney. Though he's also known for donating to Barack Obama, John Edwards and Ralph Nader. Burns also donated $400,000, to Florida Red and Blue, a group fighting a gay marriage ban in Florida in 2008.

Brank is now facing up to 53 years in prison. His sentencing is expected to come sometime in September, according to the Smoking Gun.


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