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Man in Timeshare Fraud Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

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    Man in Timeshare Fraud Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison
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    A Florida man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a timeshare fraud scheme.

    A federal judge last week also ordered 29-year-old Mark Gardner to pay $1.2 million in restitution.

    Prosecutors say Gardner and a colleague ran a time-share ``boiler room.''

    They say telemarketers would make unsolicited calls to timeshare owners, telling them they had a potential buyer lined up to purchase their timeshare.

    They would say all the timeshare owner has to do is pay a fee of between $1,600 and $2,200 for the sale to move forward.

    Prosecutors say all that was fraud.

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