Courtesy of WRCR.com
A former Pomona man who claimed to be a financial adviser has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to conning three Westchester residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. His victims included two people who lived in his White Plains apartment complex, one was a disabled man on a fixed income and confined to a wheelchair. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Damian Williams, says 54 year-old Gregg Brie conned one of his victims into loaning him $157,000 to produce special bathroom facilities in Uganda. Williams says Brie threatened to murder one of his victims, after he had asked for his money back. In addition to the prison term, he’ll also need to serve three years of supervised release and pay forfeiture and restitution. In 2008, he was sentenced to nine years for stealing $2.13 million from 26 people.