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Alleged Ponzi scheme brings 110 charges

When asked by a reporter about the alleged Ponzi scheme, Doris
When asked by a reporter about the alleged Ponzi scheme, Doris "Dee" Nelson, right, breaks down crying while her husband Dennis, looks on at their rural home in north of Colbert Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

When asked by a reporter about the alleged Ponzi scheme, Doris "Dee" Nelson, right, breaks down crying while her husband Dennis, looks on at their rural home in north of Colbert on Sept.. 22. (SRPhot/Jesse Tinsley)

Federal prosecutors filed a 110-count felony indictment Thursday against Doris “Dee” Nelson, architect of an alleged international Ponzi scheme that netted $126 million to prop up payday lender Little Loan Shoppe.

Nelson asked for a federal public defender during an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Thursday afternoon.

Read the rest of John Stucke's story here.

Past coverage:

Sept. 25: Alleged Ponzo scheme shatters lives




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