A local car salesman will face time in federal prison on fraud charges.
Today, the judge sentenced Brian Vergotz to six months in prison followed by six months of home detention and then three years of supervised release. Court documents indicate he was involved in the fraudulent sale of 10 vehicles between May 2015 and March 2016, totaling more than $530,000.
He could've faced up to 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
His attorney, Steve Sebald, says 60 people submitted letters on Vergotz's behalf. "If any of us were judged by our worst day, it would be a terrible thing. I think you have to factor in the whole thing. I think the letters help provide a portrait of what this guy's really about. He's a very decent human being that made a very terrible mistake that, unfortunately, has to be criminal in matter."
Adam Weaver has yet to be sentenced.