By Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Twin Cities area investment advisor has pleaded guilty to defrauding his clients out of more than $2 million.

Isaiah Leslie Goodman, 33, has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, according to U.S. District Attorney Erica MacDonald.

According to court documents, Goodman was a broker who owned Becoming Financial Group and Becoming Financial Advisory Services.

The documents said that from at least 2017 though November 2020, Goodman defrauded at least 23 investors out of about $2.2 million and lied to clients about how he was using their money.

Goodman gave his clients false information, such as investment proposals and fake online account information, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

Goodman used he money to buy and remodel his home in Maple Grove and a $1.6 million home in Plymouth, among other things, according to court documents.

Sentencing is set for June 29.

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