- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Prosecutors say a 52-year-old Nevada man who managed a multimillion dollar telemarketing scam has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison.

Acting U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson (el-AYE’-eh-sun) said Monday that Michael Rossi of Las Vegas also was ordered to pay nearly $2.8 million in restitution and serve three years of supervised release for his guilty plea last December to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Elieson says 58-year-old co-defendant Glen Burke of Las Vegas was sentenced in March to more than seven years in prison for orchestrating the scheme.

Prosecutors say telemarketers told victims they’d won prizes like a Chevrolet Camaro, a Boston Whaler boat, a diamond-and-sapphire bracelet or a cruise, but they needed to send in hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars to collect.

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