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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.

They each face up to 30 years in prison when sentenced next year.

- Andrew Shain

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