Arizona woman gets prison along with ex 'Property Wars' star

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Scott Menaged, best known from the reality TV show “Property Wars,” was arrested in May in a case investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Homeland Security. (Source: Discovery Channel) Scott Menaged, best known from the reality TV show “Property Wars,” was arrested in May in a case investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Homeland Security. (Source: Discovery Channel)
PHOENIX (AP) -

An Arizona woman has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison in connection with a bank fraud scheme that involved a former star on the "Property Wars" reality TV show.

Prosecutors say 44-year-old Veronica Castro also was ordered Monday to pay more than $1 million in restitution.

Castro previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud along with co-defendant Scott Menaged, the former TV program star.  

Menaged in December was sentenced to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $33 million in restitution to banks and more than 200 investors.

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Menaged owned and operated furniture stores in the Phoenix metro area. Castro was a longtime employee.

Prosecutors say Castro helped Menaged create fake credit applications and receipts to submit to banks and conceal the fraud.

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