Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2004) -- A District Court judge here sentenced a Florida CPA to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in an investment fraud scheme that bilked roughly 100 investors of more than $7 million.

In addition to the sentence, U.S. District Court Judge James I. Cohn ordered Thomas Sewell to pay restitution in excess of $7 million to the victims. Sewell earlier pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and filing false tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

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