A federal jury has found seven people – including three from the Valley region – guilty of conspiracy and mail fraud for participating in a decades-long, $126 million telemarketing scheme targeting thousands of small businesses, agencies and charities.

In the scam, which dates to 1988, telemarketers typically posed as the regular suppliers for the victim companies and told the companies that the price of toner had increased but the customer could still purchase toner at the previous, lower price...

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