Fraudster In $60M British Telecom Scheme Gets 7 Years

Law360, Dallas (March 20, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday handed down a seven-year sentence to a man accused of providing the initial seed money for a $60 million telecom scam targeting Verizon Communications Inc. unit MCI and London-based BT Group PLC.

U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis said he reduced the prison time for Thomas Francis Quinn in light of his cooperation with federal investigators and testimony against co-conspirator Michael Signoretto, who was sentenced in June to seven years. Prosecutors say the schemers used a U.K.-based business, London Digital...
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