District Judge Sentences Travell Thomas to Eight Years in Prison
Two-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Travell Thomas received a 100-month sentence on Thursday for his leading role in a $31 million debt collection scam, the Associated Press reported.
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A U.S. attorney said the 38-year-old Buffalo native headed "the largest criminal debt collection scheme ever charged."
Apparently, employees for Thomas' company would cold call unsuspecting victims, claiming to be federal agents seeking collections. They'd threaten lawsuits if the victims didn't fork over payments, scaring people into handing over money.
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