Man sentenced to prison for defrauding family, friends

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who defrauded his family and his ex-wife’s relatives out of over $650,000 was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison after his father helped the FBI find him. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Assistant U.S. Attorney Claire M. Fay described Galvan Monday as a “deceitful, abusive, emotional and financial predator.” She said his illegal Ponzi and bogus escrow schemes lasted from 2018 through last August and affected 18 victims. Galvan was also ordered to pay the money back. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.