Apr 25

John Mark Eseppi of Dallas, Texas, pled guilty on April 25, 2006 in the 194th Judicial District Court in Dallas County, Texas, Cause No.'s F04-00189, and F04-00197, to engaging in fraud in connection with the sale of securities issued by Associates Capital Management Corp. dba ACM Yield Hedge Intermediate Term Joint Venture, and sale of stock issued by Associates Venture Capital Corp. Eseppi was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment on each charge to run concurrently.