Former CEO of Model Talent Development James Muniz sentenced to prison, ordered to repay victims in modeling scam


Prosecutors say what he did was callous and intentional.

A former modeling agency executive has been sentenced to prison time for scamming parents and children out of thousands of dollars.

Prosecutors say about 300 families were targeted by the now-defunct Model Talent Development, which was based in Hicksville. They say the agency approached young people in stores and malls, telling them they were beautiful and could make a lot of money in the...

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