SC jury finds '3 Hebrew Boys' guilty in scam

AP News
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 5:26 PM

Three South Carolina men have been found guilty of bilking thousands of investors out of more than $80 million.

A federal jury of four men and eight women deliberated for less than four hours Friday before finding Timothy McQueen, Joseph Brunson and Tony Pough guilty of nearly 60 charges each. The charges included conspiracy, mail fraud, and money laundering.

The men called themselves the "3 Hebrew Boys" after the biblical tale of men who survived an inferno because of their faith.

The three showed no reaction as the 15-minute verdict was read. Later, the same jury ordered the men to forfeit $82 million, the maximum sought by authorities. They could also face decades in prison.