A Ventura County man who pleaded guilty to operating a decade-long investment scam was sentenced to eight years in prison for securities fraud, and ordered to pay more than $1M in restitution to 111 Ventura County victims.
Gilbert Infante persuaded his victims to invest in a sports merchandising scheme in which he told investors that he had secured the licensing rights to products associated with major professional sports teams. Infante provided investors with forged documents to demonstrate proof that the scam was a legitimate investment opportunity.
Local and federal investigators determined that Infante had engaged in a long-standing pattern of fraud by enticing victims to invest in his scheme. Infante pleaded guilty to 13 counts of securities fraud in federal court.
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