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Clarksburg Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Deceptive Telemarketing Fraud Scheme

Last week, a U.S. District Court judge sentenced a Clarksburg man to 42 months in prison for mail, and for making false statements on a tax return. While running a debt settlement fraud scheme that caused the loss of $2.9 million to his more than 250 clients.

U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang ordered Richard A. Brennan, 43, of Burdette Forest Road in Clarksburg to 42 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Chuang also Brennan to pay a $150,000 fine, $2.9 million in restitution to the victims of the fraud and $297,087 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, Judge Chuang ordered Brennan to perform 200 hours of community service.