New Charges In Jailed Ron Wilson Ponzi Case - WSPA.com

New Charges In Jailed Ron Wilson Ponzi Case

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -

The wife and brother of a former Anderson County councilman in prison for a Ponzi scheme have been charged with helping hide assets.

Court papers filed Tuesday show Cassie Wilson and Tim Wilson have each been charged with conspiracy to defraud the government.

Ronnie Wilson is serving a 19-year sentence for mail fraud. Prosecutors say he and another man promised to buy and sell silver for customers, but invested little of the $90 million they took in and either lost the money or kept it for themselves.

Beattie Ashmore is the court-appointed receiver collecting Ronnie Wilson's assets and compensating defrauded investors. He says Wilson's wife and brother hid nearly $400,000 in gold, silver and cash from the government.

Ronnie Wilson is also charged with lying about hiding the money.

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