'3 Hebrew Boys' sentenced to decades in prison

December 15, 2010 07:38

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Three men who called themselves the "3 Hebrew Boys" and were convicted of fleecing thousands of people out of more than $80 million were sentenced Tuesday to decades in federal prison.

US District Judge Margaret Seymour on Tuesday sentenced Joseph Brunson and Timothy McQueen to 27 years in prison and Tony Pough to 30 years. They also were ordered to repay $82 million in restitution.The men were convicted in 2009 on nearly 60 charges each. The men told clients they could make amazing returns in currency markets but actually invested less than $1 out of every $10,000 they were given. Prosecutors say they used the cash for cars and houses.

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