Utah man gets 7-year prison sentence for telemarketing scam
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Salt Lake City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a telemarketing scam.
The Deseret News reported Tuesday that a federal judge also ordered 43-year-old Chad Gettel to pay more than $558,000 restitution.
Gettel’s sentence will run concurrent with a seven-year term he started serving last fall for a home loan modification scam.
That scheme involved more than 10,000 victims nationwide who had more than $33 million in losses.
Prosecutors say Gettel started the payment processing scam while being prosecuted for mortgage fraud.
He and four associates were accused of operating a payment processing scheme for proceeds received by telemarketing call centers and other activities associated with fraudulent telemarketing programs.
Prosecutors say losses to telemarketing victims and banks exceeded $9 million.
Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com