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Investors getting $2.5M from '3 Hebrew Boys' scam

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By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - More investors are getting back some of the money they entrusted to a trio now serving decades in prison for an $80 million scam.

Court-appointed receiver Beattie Ashmore said Thursday he's making a distribution of $2.5 million to people victimized by the "3 Hebrew Boys."

In May 2012, the first allotment of $19 million was distributed to more than 4,000 people who said they were fleeced by Joseph Brunson, Tony Pough and Timothy McQueen.

The men drew their nickname from a Biblical tale about two believers in God who survived being tossed into a fiery furnace because of their faith.

Convicted in 2009 on dozens of counts including mail fraud and money laundering, all three are serving decades in prison.

 

Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP

 

Online: www.3hbreceiver.com

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