Chevy Chase financial adviser sentenced to 20 years over fraud charges

Dawn Bennett, a former Chevy Chase-based financial planner and host of a syndicated radio show, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for 17 charges related to defrauding investors in her luxury sportswear company and running what prosecutors described as a Ponzi-like scheme to repay the company’s backers.

Bennett, 56, obtained more than $20 million in investments from 46 investors, many of whom were seniors who came to know her through her “Financial Myth Busting with Dawn Bennett”…

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