(KMOV)--According to the United States Attorney’s Office, a former north county Pasto was sentenced on fraud charges Friday.
Danny O’Guin, 63, from Florissant, was sentenced to eight months in prison involving a scheme to get loans from church members between April 2006 and March 2009.
Authorities say that O’Guin exploited his position as a religious leader to the members of the church who felt compelled to agree to the loans.
O’Guin falsely stated that he needed money for a particular purpose and then would use the borrowed money for another purpose. He also used false pretenses to put off or lull members asking for their money back.
O’Guin will also be ordered to pay restitution of at least $100,000.
O’Guin, age 63, formerly of Florissant, MO, pled guilty in November to one felony count of mail fraud.