RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Richmond man who skimmed $2.5 million from his parents' trust funds in what a federal judge called "an assault on his family" was sentenced to four years in prison.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/19lEppP) 58-year-old Barton Pasco was sentenced in federal court in Richmond Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud for taking millions from the trust funds that had been set up for charities and inheritance for himself and three siblings.
Pasco apologized to his two brothers and sister, acknowledging their retirements will be less comfortable because of his actions.
U.S. District Judge John Gibney Jr. called the crime "tragic" and said he wanted the word to get out that the courts wouldn't tolerate white collar crime.
One brother said Pasco had ruined the family name.
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