Telemarketer Sentenced for Bilking Thousands

From Times Staff Reports

An Anaheim Hills telemarketer was sentenced Friday to more than 10 years in prison for bilking about 2,000 people out of nearly $1.3 million, authorities said.

Robert Flarida, 33, convicted last year on 24 counts of mail and wire fraud and 11 counts of money laundering, was also ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution.

Flarida participated with five codefendants in a scheme to sell magazine subscriptions.

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