One man involved in a $13 million international fraud case with victims in South Dakota and other states was sentenced to federal prison today [Feb. 14], the other defendant didn’t show up in federal court. KELOLAND Investigates has been following this scheme, which involved fake humanitarian projects, a European mansion, millions in silver coins, and now two people on the run from the law.
Today [Feb. 14] the man who prosecutors called the “mastermind” of the scheme, Nathan Peachey, a self-proclaimed pastor from Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 25 years behind bars and ordered to pay nearly $12 million in restitution.
Peachey spewed religious dialog as he entered the federal courthouse in Sioux Falls.
“Thus sayeth the Lord God, may the curse return to those that put it on me,” Peachey said as he made his way into the courthouse.