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Mark D'Amico, accused GoFundMe scam ringleader, sentenced to 5 months in prison

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BURLINGTON, N.J. - The alleged ringleader of a GoFundMe scam involving a homeless veteran was sentenced Friday in a New Jersey court.

A Burlington County judge sentenced Mark D'Amico to 5 years in state prison for concocting a fundraising scam with his former-girlfriend, then using the lie to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations online.

The 5-year sentence will be served congruently with a 27-month federal prison sentence that was handed down in April. That ruling also included a 3-year probation sentence, restitution and gambling, drug and mental health counseling.He had pleaded guilty before Hillman in Camden in November to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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