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Company president sentenced for mail fraud

Tuesday - 7/30/2013, 6:40pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The president of a bulk mailing company has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for defrauding charities and nonprofits by failing to provide contracted services.

Fifty-eight-year-old William Bigelow was also ordered to forfeit more than $600,000 that the charities lost at sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore.

According to his plea agreement, Bigelow was the president of RMS Direct Inc., a mail preparation service in Frederick. Prosecutors say RMS clients were primarily non-profit corporations that relied upon the mailings sent through RMS to raise money.

Authorities say the company mailed items late or not at all, but still charged clients.


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