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Vt. man gets nearly 5 years in movie fraud case

Malcom Parker, his family, and an attorney left US District Court in Vermont Wednesday.
Malcom Parker, his family, and an attorney left US District Court in Vermont Wednesday.Credit: Emily McManamy/associated press

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A Vermont man was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a movie project that defrauded investors of $9 million.

A judge sentenced Malcom ‘‘Mac’’ Parker to 55 months, nearly two years more than the maximum term agreed to in a plea deal.

Parker and Louis Soteriou of Middlebury, Conn., had both pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a movie project called ‘‘Birth of Innocence.’’ The fraud resulted in losses for hundreds of investors, mostly from Vermont, and a movie was never released.

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