PLEA HEARING SET FOR ALABAMA MAN IN $2 MILLION SCAM

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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – State prosecutors aren’t recommending additional jail time for a man who pleaded guilty in a nearly $2 million scam that sucked in nearly an entire Alabama town.

Court records show Lee County prosecutors are asking that a one-year state court sentence for Kyle Sandler run concurrently with a more than five-year federal prison sentence he’s already serving. That means he wouldn’t have to do added time.

The 43-year-old Sandler is due back in court next Tuesday in Opelika to plead guilty to a related state theft charge.

Sandler founded a business called The Round House in 2014 and sucked in dozens of investors. He promoted some new businesses but also admitted wrongly taking investors’ money.

Sandler portrayed himself as a wealthy former Google executive to snag investors.

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5/21/2019 11:06:24 AM (GMT -5:00)

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