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Con-Man Bolt Sentenced In Federal Fraud Case

Posted: June 24, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

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FAYETTEVILLE -- A Rogers con man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison, fined $50,000 and ordered to pay more than $2.5 million in restitution to the victims of at least five scams that used forged documents to obtain unclaimed property and cash under the guise of a purported cancer treatment center.

Legal Lingo: Upward Sentencing Departure

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines shift the focus in sentencing from the offender to the offense. The guidelines categorize offenses and identify the sentence required upon conviction. Judges are allowed to increase or decrease sentences or depart from the guidelines, but only if they have a very good explanation and clearly state the reasons on the record. Sentencing judges may consider all “relevant conduct,” including the circumstances surrounding the conviction, offenses that were committed at the same time as the charged offense but were not charged, prior convictions, and acts for which the defendant was previously tried but acquitted when considering an upward departure, or increase in sentencing.

Source: West’s Encyclopedia of American Law

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