KANSAS CITY — Three men who were convicted of selling fake diplomatic credentials have been sentenced to federal prison, while a fourth who pleaded guilty has gotten probation.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Kansas City says 66-year-old David Robinson of Lawrence, Kan., was sentenced Monday to six years and three months in prison. Fifty-year-old Daniel Denham of Kingsville and 52-year-old Larry Goodyke of Henderson, Nev., both received five-year sentences.
All three were found guilty in August.
The fourth defendant, 47-year-old Blake Bestol of Cheyenne, Wyo., had pleaded guilty in a scheme to fraudulently buy and sell fake diplomatic IDs.
Customers paid $450 to $2,000 for the cards identifying them as ambassadors. They were told the cards would grant them sovereign status.