Conviction and 10-year sentence upheld in pay day loan scam. Faith groups pray, sing in post-vote ritual in ny

NY (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and 10-year sentence for a guy whom went a $220 million predatory payday financing operation that cheated more than a half-million people nationwide.

The ruling by the second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan kept intact the 2018 sentencing of Richard Moseley Sr., of Kansas City, Missouri.

The appeals court stated Moseley’s arguments had been “unpersuasive.”

Moseley, 76, ended up being convicted in 2017 of racketeering, fraudulence and identification theft for crimes committed as he went the business from 2004 to 2014.