Fugitive banker, once thought dead, pleads guilty to 3 counts

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Fugitive investment banker Aubrey Lee Price, once thought dead, pleads guilty to 3 counts in Georgia fraud case.

Under a deal with prosecutors, 47-year-old Aubrey Lee Price entered the pleas Thursday before a U.S. District Court judge. He had been scheduled for trial later this month on 17 counts.
Price pleaded guilty to bank, securities and wire fraud. He will be sentenced at a later date. The deal calls for a maximum of 30 years in prison and paying millions in restitution for bank and investor money that was lost.
Prosecutors say Price vanished in June 2012 after he misspent, embezzled and lost millions of dollars entrusted to him by investors and the Montgomery Bank & Trust in rural southeast Georgia. The bank closed soon after.

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