Since Jon didn't use Kickstarter this won't provide a direct precedent nor does it establish a clear pathway for a lawsuit. It's encouraging because it does show a willingness to go after the fraudsters but 90%+ of funded Kickstarters deliver. A fair # of those who don't provide some sort of refund (2 of the ones I've backed over the past three years have done that, none have failed to deliver product or refund).
And then there's Jon. If only he had used Kickstarter - we'd at least be able to get an accounting of how he screwed up so badly and likely there'd be a fair amount of public exposure outside of our close little group here.