Lights Over Paris Singer Gets 7 Years For $11M Loan Fraud

Law360, Los Angeles (October 21, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The frontman for Los Angeles-based rock band Lights Over Paris on Monday was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining $11 million in loans to finance the band and his lifestyle, according to prosecutors.

Robert Brandon Mawhinney, 30, of Anaheim, was sentenced Monday morning before U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, after pleading guilty April 22 to four counts of making false statements to federally insured banks and one count of money laundering, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. ...
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