August 17, 2012 12:37 PM by Shayla Perry
Michael Prozer III is a total poser! After appearing on Season 2 of Bravo‘s Millionaire Matchmaker, the 38-year-old Tampa man is headed to prison, pleading guilty to federal charges that he conspired to commit fraud.
This definitely has to go against Patti Stanger‘s dating rules!
On Thursday (August 16) a federal judge sentenced Michael Prozer III to serve eight years and six months in prison for conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud, and making a false statement to a financial institution.
Prozer admitted to swindling $3 million out of Georgia’s Park Avenue Bank, paying a co-defendant $25,000 to falsify a document that claimed he had more than $21 million that he could use as collateral for the loan.
Obviously, that wasn’t true. (Does this mean he lied about the mansion and private jet, too?! Say it isn’t so!)
When he was first caught, Prozer – a father of two young boys – swore that he was innocent, but is now taking “responsibility for what happened.”
And the man who drafted the bogus letter of credit?
Fedor Stanley Salinas, 36, of Bethesda, MD also entered a guilty plea for conspiracy to commit fraud. A (former) financial specialist at Wachovia Bank in Langley Park, Salinas was sentenced to 27 months in prison and will then be deported to Ecuador.
So, the bad news for Michael is that he’s going to be spending a lot of time behind bars. BUT, there is an upside… With all of the new online dating sites for prisoners, we’re sure he’ll be able to find a match.
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