- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Huntsville financial consultant who pleaded guilty to fraud to 10 years in prison.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/22jwUdP ) that Madison County Circuit Judge Alison Austin sentenced Keith Michael Rogers to three year’s confinement and suspended seven years of the sentence. Rogers has been ordered to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution to the victims.

Rogers pleaded guilty in March. He was sentenced Wednesday.

Former Alabama All-SEC running back Kenneth Darby was among Rogers’ clients. In a lawsuit against Rogers, Darby claimed he lost more than $250,000 because he allowed Rogers to handle his money.

The Alabama Securities Commission says Rogers misled his clients by misrepresenting that their investments funds would be lawfully used to obtain a return. But he ultimately used the money for personal expenses.

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