A Canadian citizen faces up to 20 years in a U.S. federal prison after his conviction on fraud charges by a federal jury in Salt Lake City.
Victor John Sifton, 47, Collingwood, Ontario, was convicted of five counts of wire fraud. The charges stem from a money lending scam run by Sifton and Jason Lawson, 45, a former Park City mortgage broker. Lawson pleaded guilty to wire fraud in 2009 and served an 18-month prison sentence.
The jury convicted Sifton late Thursday at the end of a four-day trial. Sentencing is set for Dec. 3 before Judge Dale A. Kimball.