Pair of Minnesotans convicted in $300M telemarketing scheme

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Two Minnesotans are found guilty for their roles in a 300 million dollar telemarketing fraud scheme.  

Tashena Crump of Minneapolis and Ballam Dudley of Plymouth were recently convicted of several counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud after a monthlong trial.  

They are among 40 defendants charged in the case.  

Prosecutors say the offenders tricked magazine subscribers into signing up for new subscriptions that victims did not want and often could not afford.