This may be the worst trade ever made in a jail, anywhere. As reported by the Des Moines Register:
A western Iowa man already convicted on federal fraud charges has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for selling his pain pills for candy.
Say what? And they weren’t just any old pain pills.
Donald Washburn of Marion was given the sentence earlier this week in Cedar Rapids. The time will run concurrently to his separate sentence of more than 11 years in prison on various federal fraud charges.
Prosecutors say the 63-year-old sold his prescription oxycodone medication to other inmates for candy bars while he was held in the Linn County Jail awaiting sentencing on the investment fraud case.
This guy was able to convince people to invest money with him? Scary. The nature of his scams?
Washburn was convicted in February of bilking investors out of more than $800,000 in phony gambling and mining ventures.