October 22, 2013

Third man sentenced in Merced County loan fraud case

A Fresno man received a federal prison sentence of 42 months earlier this week for his role in a student fraud ring in Merced County. Lazell Woolridge Sr., 41, was sentenced Monday by Judge Anthony W. Ishii in U.S. District Court. A jury convicted Woolridge on July 11 of aggravated identity theft, mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit mail fraud, according to a statement from the U.S. Justice Department.

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