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Canadian sentenced for bank, wire fraud in Va.

Thursday - 10/3/2013, 7:28am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A Toronto man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for a fraudulent investment and donation scheme.

The Virginian- Pilot ( reports 48-year-old Brian Ray Dinning was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk for wire and bank fraud.

The government had said Dinning recruited investors for corporations he established, such as a luxury housing development in South Africa. He also used non-profit corporations to obtain donations for community projects for tribal people in South Africa and to develop wildlife habitats for native African species.

Instead of investing $2.3 million that the former Suffolk tax attorney obtained, prosecutors say he used it for personal and family use.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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