A federal judge in Utah sentenced an Atlanta resident to prison on Friday for fraud and money laundering in connection with a real estate project in Vernal.
U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball sentenced Martin A. Pool, 44, to 6½ years in federal prison after his guilty plea to fraud and money laundering charges. He was ordered to pay $8 million in restitution to the victims.
Pool and co-defendant Armand R. Franquelin, 57, Liberty, Utah, pleaded guilty in May to the fraud that involved a real estate project in Vernal.