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Published: Friday, Jan. 6 2012 8:00 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, Utah

It is good to see that the court system works. The so called 'good man' was caught, convicted, and will now spend time in prison. The judge was right on target in sentencing him to 10 years in prison.

Sandy, UT

Not sure what the eagle scouts have to do with anything, particularly since they ostensibly believe in being trustworthy and honest, things their former scoutmaster apparently wasn't. If anything they should have been there to support Mr. Wright's victims.

Maybe if I had large amounts of money to invest at "guaranteed" fantastic returns, I'd be duped by Ponziers, too, but I hope not.

one old man
Ogden, UT

If he was a member of the Utah legislature, he'd have received a standing ovation.

New to Utah

The $5 million dollar home and the $4 million in credit card expense and $2.4 million in jewelry and all the expensive artwork shows a lavish lifestyle financed by others who lost even the chance to retire in a modest way. This criminal deserved the sentence. The scheme to defraud is separate from his effort to help scouts attain their eagle one good deed doesn't erase a bad deed.

Beverly Hills, CA

"one old man | 11:37 a.m. Jan. 7, 2012
Ogden, UT
If he was a member of the Utah legislature, he'd have received a standing ovation."


If I were a parent of a scout I sure wouldn't let my sone be a part of that charade in court to make that guy look better.

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