23-Year Sentence Upheld In $8M Credit Scheme Case

Law360, New York (September 8, 2009, 1:39 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a guilty verdict and 23-year prison sentence for a Canadian man over his alleged role in defrauding 40,000 U.S. consumers through a telemarketing company that operated a bogus credit recovery business out of Toronto.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday affirmed a jury's guilty verdict and a district court's prison sentence for Leslie Anderson, former president of First Capital Consumers Group.

The appeals court rejected Anderson's arguments that the prosecution didn't present sufficient evidence for...
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