- Last Updated: 6:01 PM, July 11, 2012
- Posted: 6:00 PM, July 11, 2012
An admitted cyberbully got tossed in jail today after a judge said the "highly credible" testimony of several women demolished his denials of threatening them with rape and murder.
Vitaly Borker's defense lawyer also got a resounding thumbs-down from Manhattan federal Judge Richard Sullivan, who chastised Dominic Amorosa for his "borderline insulting" cross-examination of Borker's victims, which reduced one of them to tears.
Five women testified about getting terrorized by Borker, 36, after they complained about getting ripped off by his DecorMyEyes.com Web site.
Manhattan resident Clarabelle Rodriguez said Borker -- posing as "Tony Russo" -- told her "I'm going to come over and f--- you up the a--" after she challenged a $486 charge for some apparently counterfeit Lafont eyeglasses and a pair of contact lenses that never arrived.
"I was appalled," she testified.
"I've never been spoke to like that by anyone. I was in shock. I started to cry and hung up."
Even more chilling, she said, was an email Borker later sent with a photo of the front of her house, along with her address and date of birth.
"After I read the email, I freaked out," she said.
"I went to the local Chelsea police precinct at 1 o'clock in the morning."
Another woman, who testified by video from New Orleans, said Borker threatened to sell her credit card number and kill her and her family after she cancelled payment for a pair of scuffed and apparently bogus Coach sunglasses.
"I said: You're going to do all that for $149?" Marlene Pedescaux said.
"He said: Yes, it's for the principle of it."
Melissa Kross of Chicago said she paid $500 for an ADT security system after Borker -- posing as "Stanley Bolds" -- repeatedly called her home during a dispute over a $200 pair of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses that never arrived.
"He said he'll beat the crap out of me," Kross testified.
"At one point, he actually threatened to kill me."
Sarah Lauch, who testified by video from Illinois, said Borker left her a voicemail in which "he said something about slicing my legs off" after she returned a pair of knock-off Chanel frames for which she paid $360 in installments.
Odette Rogers of Brooklyn, who is black, said Borker repeatedly called her a "porch monkey" and told her "I'm going to come after you and kill you" after she returned a pair of Gucci frames that were scratched and dented, with "discolored stones."
Rogers also noted that was she still out the $55 Borker charged her in "restocking fees" on her $199 purchase.
The hearing came after Sullivan warned he might sentence Borker to more than the 6-1/2 years recommended in his plea deal based on the alleged threats of rape and murder, which Borker -- who admits making vague threats like "I know where you live" -- adamantly denied.
More victims are scheduled to testify next week.
In addition to the cyber-fraud case, Borker was recently busted on kiddie-porn charges.
His lawyer declined to comment after the hearing.