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Prison ordered in fake Michigan veterans charity scam

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Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

LANSING (WKZO) -- A West Bloomfield man who started fake charities and impersonated veterans groups for his own gain will spend at least the next year and a half in prison.

ttorney General Bill Schuette announced today that 37-year-old Neil Thrasher was sentenced to 17 months to ten years in prison and ordered to pay nearly 75-thousand dollars in restitution.  Thrasher pleaded no contest to creating the fake charities.

Restitution will be paid to the Disabled American Veterans and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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