Home > News > Father of Murdered Producer Wins Civil Suit Against Cuadra, Kerekes • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Father of Murdered Producer Wins Civil Suit Against Cuadra, Kerekes

Default judgment leveled against murder suspects; damages undetermined
Father of Murdered Producer Wins Civil Suit Against Cuadra, Kerekes
Get XBIZ News
May 5, 2008 4:00 PM PDT    Text size: 
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The estate of murdered gay adult film producer Bryan Kocis has won a default judgment against murder suspects Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes, filed in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.

Kocis’ father, Michael, filed the suit on behalf of the estate.

In the civil suit, the pair was accused of having entered Bryan Kocis’ home and of “jointly” or “separately” causing Bryan Kocis’ death, as well as destroying the home and property. The judgment ruled in favor of the estate because neither defendant had responded to the civil suit.

Both Cuadra and Kerekes are currently imprisoned, awaiting trial on capital murder charges for the 2007 death of Kocis.

According to Conrad Falvello, the estate’s attorney, he had not heard from any attorney on behalf of either defendant. Unless a motion is filed to reverse the judgment, the case will proceed to trial to determine damages.

Both defendants claim that they are indigent, and are represented by public defenders in the criminal trial.

However, Falvello said that he has knowledge that the defendants have assets that have been seized. The assets were seized when charges of racketeering, conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy to receive money from the earnings of prostitution were filed against Cuadra and Kerekes in Virginia, last July.

At one time, the pair owned a gay adult video production company.

They stand accused of the murder of Kocis, a rival producer, in an alleged plot to access Kocis’ star contract performer Sean Lockhart, aka Brent Corrigan.

Kocis was stabbed more than 20 times and his remains were found by firefighters that responded to a blaze at the Kocis home, which prosecutors speculate had been set in order to cover up the murder.

The criminal trial is scheduled to begin on Sept. 2.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.



Mar 31 - Apr 02
Denver, CO.

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!