Three Hebrew Boys Affiliate Sentenced to Prison for Obstruction of Justice and Perjury
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 03, 2009|
COLUMBIA, SC—United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins stated today that Larry A. Hill, age 54, of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court for perjury and obstruction of justice. United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour sentenced Hill to 63 months in federal prison. Hill’s sentence follows the fraud conviction last month of Joseph B. Brunson, age 47, of Hopkins, Timothy McQueen, age 51, of Blythewood, and Tony Pough, age 47, of Columbia, collectively known as the Three Hebrew Boys, for running an $82 million dollar Ponzi scheme under the name Capital Consortium Group. Brunson, McQueen, and Pough are in custody and are awaiting sentencing.
Hill was convicted earlier this year after a two day trial. Evidence presented at trial showed that Hill was an independent representative for the Three Hebrew Boys’ Capital Consortium Group (CCG), promoting the Ponzi scheme. When called before a federal grand jury as a witness, Hill made numerous false statements to the grand jury about his knowledge of investments with CCG.
Throughout his prosecution, Hill maintained that the Court lacked jurisdiction over him and that he was not the defendant charged in the indictment. At sentencing, Hill refused to stand and obey other directions of the Court, and made a number of rambling, nonsensical statements. At the conclusion of the hearing, Judge Seymour sentenced Hill to the maximum sentence called for by federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Hill will not be eligible for parole, and is incarcerated awaiting his transfer to federal prison.
The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Mark Moore and Nancy Wicker of the Columbia office prosecuted the case.