Conspirator In Conn. Ponzi Scheme Gets 14 Months

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 10:34 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Venezuelan man to 14 months in prison after he admitted to hindering a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of a Ponzi scheme by Connecticut hedge fund adviser Francisco Illarramendi.

Juan Carlos Horna Napolitano, 41, was also ordered to forfeit $935,000 he received from Illarramendi to fake documents, and sentenced to two years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Connecticut.

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