Sen­tenc­ing de­layed for Cindy Omidi

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS -

The sen­tenc­ing of the mother of two men be­hind the now-de­funct 1-800-GETTHIN ad cam­paign has been post­poned un­til May 18.

A fed­eral jury in Los An­ge­les con­victed Cindy Omidi, 66, in Oc­to­ber of vi­o­lat­ing laws de­signed to pre­vent money laun­der­ing. The case fo­cused on the cash pur­chases of money or­ders and was not re­lated to the ads for weight-loss surgery that once blan­keted South­ern Cal­i­for­nia free­way bill­boards, ra­dio and tele­vi­sion.

Pros­e­cu­tors are seek­ing a sen­tence of three years and five months in fed­eral pri­son. De­fense lawyers have not filed a sen­tenc­ing mo­tion.

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