Pella Health Coach Accused of Defrauding Millions From Investors

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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.


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