The victims of his telemarketing fraud included a recent widow undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer and an elderly woman living on fixed income while caring for her handicapped adult children.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge John F. Walter sentenced Kenya Markisha Hutson, 30, of Woodland Hills to 15 years in prison, calling him a shameless "sociopath."
It was one of the stiffest sentences meted out in recent years for telemarketing fraud, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Curtis A. Kin.
Hutson was convicted by a jury last June on 14 counts of fraud stemming from his operation of E-Med, a front company that he used to steal more than $1.3 million from investors, according to prosecutors.