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Pyramid Scheme Bust

A son-and-father pyramid scheme bust landed the two in jail on Friday. According to the article, the duo was making false claims of free excercise equipment to schools, including some in Minnesota. They father was sent to more than 5 years in prison, and the son 17. They also have to pay 39 million dollars in restitution.

These stories were pretty straight forward. Probably just a standard beat story for the Strib reporter. I appreciated how the Strib attempted to address a critical voice in the article by mentioning the dispute over jail time. It made it a little more interesting.

http://www.startribune.com/local/12295276.html
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/mn/press/econ/econ0122.htm