Man Behind West Texas Ponzi Scheme Begging for Court's Mercy

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The Lamesa man who plead guilty last week to running a ponzi scheme is now begging the court for mercy.

43-year-old Rod Stringer was ordered to stay locked up until his sentencing date, but his attorney is asking the court to reconsider.

Court documents say stringer suffers from some serious medical issues and he wants out of jail temporarily to seek medical treatment.

Stringer bilked West Texas investors out of 14-million dollars.