|By John Welbes, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.|
Before he was sentenced Monday to 20 years in a federal prison, Kiley, who is 75, said that to apologize fully would require more than the two minutes the court gave him to speak.
He didn't get the extra time.
"I take responsibility for what I believed in, for which I was wrong," Kiley said.
U.S. District Chief Judge
"This is not a routine case," Davis said.
Kiley is the last of five defendants to be sentenced for their roles in the
Kiley was convicted on 15 fraud counts last summer after a trial with two of his co-conspirators —
One was from
Kiley "long ago chose a life of crime," Locklin wrote in his impact statement. He called Kiley a "lifelong liar," and noted that to most of the investors, Kiley was the public face of the scam.
Perzel also read a letter from Kiley's brother, Michael, who said he wrote in defense of his parents, who
Kiley's last sentencing hearing in January was stopped and then delayed after he said he wanted to appeal his conviction based on the ineffective assistance of his then-attorney,
Kiley's new defense attorney,
But Perzel said that with his investor clients, Kiley was none of those things. Instead, he was "cunning, persuasive and believable, and that's why he was able to get so many people to invest with him," Perzel said.
Lundquist also pointed out that Kiley has "multiple psychiatric disorders and a fragile state of mind." Additionally, Kiley has prostate cancer and a tumor on his bladder.
Davis said that given Kiley's health problems, he'll recommend that Kiley serve his time at the federal prison hospital in
But Davis emphasized to Kiley that "your age does not trump what you did here. You were the engine that kept the scheme going."
Kiley also was ordered to pay restitution to victims totaling
A couple of weeks later,
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