Mashantucket man sentenced to 21 months over wire fraud
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Christopher Pearson, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after being convicted of wire fraud.
Prosecutors said Pearson, 51, defrauded people out of $280,000 by telling them they were investing in an official tribal development project. He ended up using the money for personal expenditures.
The 21-month sentence, to be followed by three years of supervised release, appears to be the lower end of federal guidelines.
The tribe banished Pearson from the reservation.
FOOTNOTE: Artticle taken from www.indianz.com