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Virginia man sentenced in $5 million scheme involving Beacon Hill Golf Course

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A 38-year-old Ashburn man was sentenced to seven years in prison for carrying out a $5 million Ponzi scheme in which he told investors he was going to buy a Loudoun County golf course. Prosecutors said Brett A. Amendola defrauded more than a dozen victims, some who invested their life savings and retirement. U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride, in court papers, called the fraud "callous...