Former 'Millionaire Matchmaker' contestant Michael Prozer sentenced for fraud

3:30 PM, Aug 16, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Florida (AP) - A man who once appeared on Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker" TV show has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for fraud.

The Tampa Tribune reports that Michael Prozer was not a multi-millionaire when he showed off a private jet and a sprawling mansion on the TV show. Authorities said those things were facades propped up by money he'd swindled and people he'd conned.

Prozer was sentenced Thursday to eight years and six months in prison for seven federal crimes, including conspiracy, and wire, bank and mail fraud.

Prozer admitted to swindling a now-defunct Georgia bank out of a $3 million loan that he never repaid. Prozer paid a codefendant $25,000 to falsify a document claiming he had $20 million on deposit that could be used as collateral.

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