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Jury deliberating in fraud trial of Ponzi scheme suspect

Dennis Boyle, left, and Blerina Jasari, lawyers for Dawn Bennett, walk outside the federal courthouse, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Greenbelt, Md. Authorities and a government witness say that Bennett cast paranormal spells and spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on prayers in a desperate attempt to avoid charges that she orchestrated a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)

GREENBELT — A federal jury began deliberating Tuesday in the trial of an investment adviser charged with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme to finance her lavish lifestyle, including spending more than $800,000 for prayers by Hindu priests in India. At ...

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Ponzi scheme suspect paid $720K for prayers amid SEC probe

Dennis Boyle, left, and Blerina Jasari, lawyers for Dawn Bennett, walk outside the federal courthouse, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Greenbelt, Md. Authorities and a government witness say that Bennett cast paranormal spells and spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on prayers in a desperate attempt to avoid charges that she orchestrated a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)

An investment adviser charged with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off a federal investigation and save her failing business, according to testimony at her trial this week.

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