The owner of a salon in Brooklyn who pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to deflate salon sales was sentenced Tuesday to nearly a year in prison.
Michael T. Stolte, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
He admitted to buying $300,000 worth of cosmetics from the salon in October 2016.
Stolte admitted to conspiring with two other people to defuse the situation.
The first defendant, a man with a previous conviction, pleaded not guilty.
St, in a statement after his sentencing, said he was “deeply sorry” for his actions and his family was in mourning.
The judge also sentenced Stoltes mother, Jeanine, who is the owner of the salon, to four years in prison for helping Stoltenberg conceal the scheme.
Stolin pleaded guilty earlier this year to wire fraud and identity theft.