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In Maryland, a Prince George's County judge has sentenced a housing developer to spend 12 years in prison after a fraud scheme cost potential homebuyers more than one million dollars. Forty-year-old Leon Coleman of District Heights was found guilty of eight counts of theft over $500 and eight counts of failing to put money in an escrow account. Judge Leo Green Jr. sentenced Coleman to 120 years in prison, suspending all but 12. He also ordered Coleman to pay restitution of nearly $100,000 to each of five victims. Coleman and his wife, Emma Coleman, were charged with making contracts with would-be homebuyers to build new homes. Authorities say the homebuyers paid more than $1 million to the Colemans, who did no work on the projects. Patrick Madden reports...

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