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Fraud Charges Filed Against Alleged Scammer Seen on 'Nightline'

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Fraud Charges Filed Against Alleged Scammer Seen on 'Nightline' Fraud Charges Filed Against Alleged Scammer Seen on 'Nightline' A federal grand jury charged a California man with 21 counts of fraud Thursday in connection with a massive debt collection scam that was highlighted in an ABC News investigative report in June. Kirit Patel, 68, of Tracy, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges, which stem from an operation that authorities allege targeted hundreds of thousands of cash-strapped Americans with millions of coercive and threatening phone calls from boiler rooms in India.


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