A judge sentenced a 47-year-old Molokai man to two years in federal prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to operating an investment fraud scheme targeting investors in Hawaii and on the mainland.
David Buchanan also received three years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Judge Susan Oki Mollway also ordered him to pay $55,000 in restitution to his victims.
Back in May, Buchanan pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges. Prosecutors say he committed the Hawaii scam after being released from federal prison where he served 57 months for an earlier investment fraud scheme in which he stole $2.4 million from his victims.
In an online article by Kotaku, the FBI says Buchanan stole the money to use in part for the online browser game Evony. The FBI also says he had an Internet girlfriend.
Buchanan was ordered to to surrender himself to the Bureau of Prisons on Sept. 29.