A former fashion entrepreneur who ran a Michigan boutique and
once designed fur capes for celebrities was sentenced in
federal court Friday to 17 1/2 years in prison for
defrauding two banks of $26 million.
Ilene Ruth Moses, 70, of Las Vegas, also was ordered to repay
After being indicted in 1996 and tried after years of delays,
Moses had been convicted in February of 52 counts of fraud,
false statements, money laundering and conspiracy related to
a complex international textile scam, the Detroit Free Press
and Detroit News reported Friday.