- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man who once posed as Scottish nobility has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for welfare fraud.

Colin Chisholm pleaded guilty in November to improperly collecting $167,000 in welfare and food stamps. The 62-year-old agreed to the 21-month prison sentence imposed Monday under his plea deal. The Star Tribune reports (https://strib.mn/1xKXdev ) his 54-year-old wife, Andrea Chisholm, pleaded guilty last August and has finished her sentence.

Authorities say the self-styled “Lord and Lady Chisholm” had more than $3 million in the bank, lived in a $1.6 million mansion on Lake Minnetonka in suburban Deephaven and owned a $1 million yacht during part of the time from 2005 through 2012 when they were illegally receiving benefits in Minnesota and Florida. They were arrested last March in the Bahamas.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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