Business/In Brief • Dec. 11, 2013

HONOLULU – A 50-year-old Ewa Beach woman convicted of operating an $800,000 Ponzi scheme has been sentenced in federal court to nearly four years in prison.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Suzette M. Anguay in August pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

She was sentenced Monday to three years and 10 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi also ordered Anguay to pay back $510,178 to 11 couples or individuals.

Federal prosecutors say from 2007 to 2010 she collected more than $800,000 from victims who delivered or mailed her money.