David Mazzeo

GUILDERLAND — Four years after a Guilderland man, David Mazzeo, was convicted of grand larceny — and put on probation rather than sent to prison — he was charged with perpetrating a similar investment scam.

GUILDERLAND — Jamal Linton, whom police call the ringleader in a counterfeit credit-card scheme at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, was sentenced on July 5 to one-and-a-third to four years in state prison.

Linton, 28, of Brooklyn, appeared in Albany County Court before Judge Peter Lynch.

We paid heed when we got a phone call from Mary Browne this week. She wanted to warn people about a scam she had suffered. 

Hopeton LaBeach, 55, of White Plains, was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Stephen Herrick in Albany County Court to one to three years.

He had pleaded guilty on Dec. 13 to one count of fourth-degree money laundering, a felony.

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