Florida Man Pleads Guilty in National Junk Fax Scam

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Florida man is the second defendant to plead guilty in a junk fax scheme that defrauded business owners across the nation of millions of dollars.

Brandon Cook and seven other employees of a Florida consulting firm are accused of fax-blasting small businesses with fraudulent offers to help them sell their companies. Cook was a business analyst for Prudential Business Services.

Court papers filed Tuesday in federal court in Wichita show Cook pleaded guilty to wire fraud. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 9. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Prosecutors agreed to recommend the low end of sentencing guidelines in exchange for his guilty plea and cooperation.

Trial for any remaining defendants is set for Sept. 15.

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