TV Pitchman Dies In Federal Custody

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Marshals Service spokesman says a Phoenix-based TV pitchman charged with running a nationwide scheme to sell essentially worthless Internet-based businesses has died in an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Spokesman Matt Hershey says Donald Lapre was found dead in his cell at a Florence facility Sunday morning. His trial […]

TV Pitchman Arrested After Missing Arraignment

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a Phoenix-based TV pitchman who failed to show for his arraignment. Donald Lapre is charged with running a nationwide scheme to sell essentially worthless Internet-based businesses. A grand jury indicted him on 41 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and promotional money laundering. He’s accused of encouraging […]