Sentencing delayed for Cindy Omidi
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.