Age at the time of sentencing: 78
Date of sentencing: March 2021
Currently, Kent Maerki is sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Prior to being arrested and sentenced to prison, Kent Maerki was the founder of two companies, Dental Support Plus Franchise and Janus Spectrum. Using these companies, he solicited investments from a multitude of individuals, many of whom were elderly. To prey on these vulnerable people, he sometimes appeared on radio shows and gave presentations about investing to build credibility. Once they had invested, he would invest their money into high-risk stocks or steal money to fund his lavish lifestyle. Overall. Investors lost around $23 million investing in his fraudulent companies.