William Arthur Sassman II entered a guilty plea this past November on 13
alleged counts of grand theft in a case prosecuted by the U.S. Justice
Department. Last Friday, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison and ordered
to pay $4.5 million to victims.
Sassman reportedly convinced elderly individuals to invest in supposedly
“high-return” and safe vehicles, foreclosed and commercial
properties, the production of a laptop computer stand, as well as annuity,
stock, and foreign currency investments.
According to the Justice Department, Sassman allegedly repaid earlier
investors with money from new ones, and rarely paid the
high returns promised.
In an ironic twist, it appears that what little money Sassman did invest
went into operations which may have victimized him. These reportedly include
a "Nigerian swindle" stock-trading program, run by a group indicted for a
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