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Florida man pleads guilty to swindling senior citizens, including Hastings couple

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A 35-year-old Florida man, Robert Attias, has pleaded guilty to one count of theft by swindle (aiding and abetting) in connection with a series of phone scams committed against Minnesota senior citizens, including a Hastings couple in early 2010.

In court proceedings earlier this week, Attias admitted receiving money in Florida from victims and sending it on to a family member in Canada.

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