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Barnum gets nine to 13 years in prison for construction project cons 

GILLETTE (WNE) — The man who conned people out of money for construction projects that he never completed faces a lengthy probationary period after he gets out of prison.

Jason R. Barnum, 43, was sentenced in March to nine to 13 years in prison for defrauding the Boy Scouts and a 76-year-old woman of more than $150,000.

District Judge Thomas W. Rumpke added to that sentence after Barnum pleaded guilty to another felony count of obtaining goods by false pretenses as well misdemeanor counts of fraud. He sentenced Barnum...

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