A Rochester man will spend one year confined to his home and the next five years on probation after being found guilty of conspiring to launder money.
Federal prosecutors say 74-year-old Brian Campbell of Rochester was sentenced today, He was involved in a scheme to fleece debt collection agencies run by co-defendent Kenneth Griffin.
Campbell worked for Griffin at a series of fake employment agencies. They would create invoices showing they were owed money by various parties and sell those to collection firms for cash. By the time the debt collectors found out they'd been scammed, Campbell and Griffin were doing business under another name and scamming another collection agency.
They were finally caught by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division.