PELLA, Iowa -- A Pella man faces a dozen counts each of mail and wire fraud.
Mark Blankespoor is accused of defrauding investors to the tune of $6.15 million.
Blankespoor worked as a health coach and consultant and convinced at least 150 people to invest in his plan to develop medically-oriented gyms across the country. Those investors pitched in around $15 million, and Blankespoor is accused of spending more than half of it on personal expenses.
His federal trial is scheduled for June. Blankespoor faces up to 20 years in prison.