Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A 22-year-old Arizona man has pleaded guilty as part of a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme in South Carolina.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Wednesday that Benton T. Hall of Mesa, Ariz., had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Hall was charged as part of the case of Ronnie Wilson, a former Anderson County councilman currently in federal prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud.

Authorities said Wilson took millions of dollars from investors through his business, Atlantic Bullion & Coin, but never actually bought the silver bullion he promised. Authorities said Hall helped another man working with Wilson hide about $1.5 million in property, gold and silver coins and cash when law enforcement began investigating.

Hall faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.