ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A longtime conman has been sentenced to 6 years on charges including theft after an illegally built shack in Aspen led to his arrest.

The Aspen Daily News reports ( ) that citing his long criminal history, a judge on Monday imposed the stiff sentence on 57-year-old James Hogue.

Hogue was arrested at a library last year sometime after he had grabbed a go-bag and jumped out a window of an illegally built cabin before officers could speak with him.

On Monday, a judge said Hogue's criminal history spans decades. News sources report some of Hogue's past exploits include lying to get into Princeton and a case involving thefts near Telluride. His exploits have been the subject of a documentary and a profile in The New Yorker.


Information from: Aspen Daily News,