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Man accused of posing as Mormon official sentenced to prison

A Utah County businessman will serve one to 15 years in prison after admitting to a scheme where he and a businessman were accused of posing as Mormon officials to scam companies out of more than $1 million.

A state judge on Monday sentenced Alan Dean McKee to prison and ordered him to pay restitution.

McKee pleaded guilty last month to theft and a pattern of unlawful activity.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports his attorney Rebecca Skordas says the 57-year-old was trying to buy drugs on the street for his addiction and was more ashamed of his substance use than the frauds because he was a “good Mormon.” McKee told the judge he accepted responsibility and was embarrassed and ashamed.

His co-defendant, former county commissioner Gary Jay Anderson, has pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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