American adviser gets 22 years in prison for fraud

Pedro Gonçalves
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A financial adviser in the US who once pretended to be a Harvard-educated will spend the next 22 years in prison after he defrauded his own family out of millions. Treyton Lee Thomas has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for his role in a fraud scheme that resulted in the theft of $1.9m from a number of victims, including his wife and father. Thomas represented himself as a Harvard educated investment adviser and convinced his wife and father-in-law to invest conservatively in US Treasury Bills. He also convinced his own father to invest via his used car warranty company an...

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