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coondoggie writes: "Too many online scammers get away with what amounts to a wrist slap but a case if Las Vegas this week seems to be heading the right direction at least.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, a business opportunity scammer has been held in contempt for the second time by a federal court and ordered to turn over the title of his home in Las Vegas or face jail time.

The court found that the operator of the scam, Richard Neiswonger, failed to deliver marketable title to his home, in violation of a previous court order entering a $3.2 million judgment against him, the FTC stated. The FTC charged that the defendant deceived consumers with false promises that they could make a six-figure income by selling his "asset protection services" to those seeking to hide their assets from potential lawsuits or creditors.

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Court to scammer: Give up your house or go to jail

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  • If this asswipe succeeds in not turning over his assets, than he proves his asset protection system works -- and he should not have been convicted in the first place! So yes, now the legal system HAS to either spare no effort or expense in bringing this guy down or admit it was wrong. I predict they will do the former. Pissing off a judge is never a good strategy.

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson