Totals from The Associated Press analysis of Ponzi schemes did not include the $82 million scheme from a trio of Columbia-area men known as the 3 Hebrew Boys.
The men - Joseph Brunson, Tim McQueen and Tony Pough - were arrested in 2007 and indicted a year later.
They ran a debt-relief ministry that attracted some 7,000 investors from two dozen states, but authorities said it was a Ponzi scheme.
All three men were convicted last month on 58 counts of mail fraud, money laundering and transporting stolen goods.
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They each face up to 30 years in prison when sentenced next year.
- Andrew Shain