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Dubuque men plead guilty to scam targeting older people

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Two Dubuque men involved in a scam targeted at older people across the U.S. plead guilty to charges.  37-year-old Carlos Rodriguez and 21-year-old Shawn Vaassen admit to the fraud scheme.

They used others to call people and tell them they needed money to bail out a relative in jail.  The money would then be sent through Western Union or Money Gram.  

Vaassen also pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a sawed off shotgun.  They face up to 20 years in prison.

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