The man behind some of Australia's biggest concerts speaks to us from his Miami jail cell

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The 2000s were a golden era for live music in Australia, and Jack Utsick was helping to fund it through a massive Ponzi scheme.

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Utsick left the United States for Brazil. US authorities tried to have Utsick returned to the US, but mistakenly said he was wanted on child-molestation charges, later put down to a clerical error."They were punching me and spitting on me, kicking me, everything, trying to get at me, to kill me," he says.

In October 2016, Utsick pled guilty to fraud and was sentenced to 18 years in jail. The judge said Utsick showed little remorse."I was crying my heart out, my daughter was crying her heart out. They said I wasn't remorseful — Jesus Christ I was remorseful." "I went through almost 12 years of crying every night for these poor people," he claimed."I said I'm sorry and I said I'm sorry to some of the people who got screwed."

From jail, Utsick has been trying to raise money to fund an appeal and has reached out to former business partners including Chugg."I believe I have more than repaid your father, I nearly lost my company and my livelihood thanks to him. I had thought us mates but he misled me all along about where the money was coming [from]," he said in the email.

"I wish you no ill and would never have wanted your father to end up this way but he is where he is because of what he's done and not what has been done to him."Topics:

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