- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Relatives of former Anderson County councilman Ronnie Wilson have been sentenced for their admitted roles in hiding money from the government in the investigation of a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says that Wilson’s wife, Cassandra K. Wilson, and brother, Timothy L. Wilson, were both sentenced Monday in Greenville to nine months house arrest and one year of probation.

Each must also perform at least 200 hours of community service.

They previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice by hiding assets from the government. Authorities have said the pair helped Ronnie Wilson try to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars before a court-appointed receiver could find the money and try to disburse it to defrauded investors.

Ronnie Wilson is serving more than 20 years in prison.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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