An Idaho prison inmate was charged with 12 counts of mail fraud Wednesday in federal court.
Mark Anthony Brown, 53, allegedly misrepresented himself as a claimant of large-scale lawsuits, including class-action lawsuits and bankruptcy settlements as far back as September 2007. The charges were announced in a press release Wednesday from the U.S. Attorney's Office for Idaho.
Brown, an inmate at the Idaho Correctional Center, allegedly received approximately $64,000 from the schemes, which he deposited into his Department of Correction account and several other investment accounts. He is currently serving time for burglary and grand theft.
Brown's prison sentence currently lasts another 30 years, but he could be eligible for parole as early as 2019.
Brown faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each of the 12 counts of fraud. His court date is set for June 3, 2013.