Man gets 3-year sentence for fraud

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A Trafalgar man will spend up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to three felony charges after he persuaded county residents to invest about $1.7 million in an insurance company that was not registered or licensed.

Martin D. McClary, 47, apologized to members of his church, friends and family for him being gullible, naive and uneducated in persuading them to invest their savings in a company that even he didn’t realize was fake until all of the money was lost.

The prosecutor argued that whether intentional or not McClary endangered the financial futures of more than 30 people.

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