Judge Sentences Utah Man For Vending Scam

July 22, 2014

A federal judge sentenced a Salt Lake City man who fled the country to avoid prosecution to 10 years and five months in prison for operating an investment fraud through a Utah company, according to The Salt Lake Tribune in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Editor’s Insight: Blue sky business opportunity scams have plagued the vending industry from its inception, and will continue to do so, due to the ease by which unsuspecting investors can be persuaded that vending is a way to get rich quick.

Vending industry trade organizations at all levels need to continue to support public service campaigns to educate the public that vending is as difficult a business as any other. 07-01-11 by Elliot Maras