A man who pleaded guilty to scamming an Alabama town for nearly $2 million is due in federal court to find out how long he will go to prison.

A judge scheduled sentencing for 43-year-old Kyle Sandler for Thursday morning in Montgomery.

Sandler moved to the east Alabama town of Opelika (Oh-puh-LIE-kuh) in 2011 and later opened a business incubator called the Round House. He pleaded guilty last year to fraud for taking about $1.9 million from more than 50 investors.

This booking photograph provided by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office in Bryan, Texas, shows Kyle Sandler after his arrest on June 21, 2018. (Brazos County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This booking photograph provided by the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office in Bryan, Texas, shows Kyle Sandler after his arrest on June 21, 2018. (Brazos County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Sandler told The Associated Press he falsely portrayed himself as a one-time Google executive and acted out of greed.

Prosecutors are recommending a lighter sentence because Sandler cooperated with authorities. A defense lawyer says Sandler will probably get four to five years total. He still faces state charges.

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