After six months in jail, a Red Deer woman facing numerous charges has told a judge she was ready to make a plea deal.
Lindsay Rae Mazzei, 32, is accused in several offences with multiple charges stemming from each. The most significant is her alleged role in an escort scam, where she was apparently the bait attracting men to a hotel, where they were robbed by two men.
She pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in March 2014 and has a sentencing hearing scheduled for Sept. 4 in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench.
Although her defence counsel is Lorne Goddard, Tyler Nightingale acted as agent for Goddard in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday.
All of her charges, including charges of theft and possession of stolen property from other incidents, were adjourned to Sept. 4.
Mazzei told Justice Gerard Hawco that she has been in custody for six months and wanted to get out of jail. She said her counsel was working on a plea deal.
Mazzei was scheduled to be sentenced on March 6 on the charge, but she missed her appearance date and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
She was arrested a short time later and has been in custody ever since.
Florian Edward Poitra pleaded guilty to his role in the summer 2013 escort scam on Oct. 31, 2013. He was sentenced four years in custody.
Mark William Bitterman is also accused of a role in the escort scam. He is scheduled for a series of provincial court trials over the next year. He is also scheduled for a second-degree murder trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench before a judge and jury in June 2016.