A Colorado Springs man who was sentenced to the death penalty for selling a fake medical cannabis oil that turned out to be fake was sentenced Thursday to more than 40 years in prison, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
A judge in the state capital also ordered the defendant to pay $30,000 in restitution.
The Denver Post reports that John K. Smith Jr., 47, pleaded guilty in September to four counts of mail fraud and two counts of manufacturing a false instrument.
Prosecutors say Smith made a fake $100,000 credit card and a fake debit card with his own money.
They say he sold the card and debit cards to three other people, including his son, and used the proceeds to buy two medical marijuana cards for himself and two other people.
The Gazette says Smith made $12,000 on the first two purchases.
Prosecutors allege he sold $9,000 worth of the fake medical oil and $8,000 to a doctor in the Denver area who was selling it for $1,000 a pound.
Smith, of the city of Greeley, Colo., pleaded guilty to two counts each of selling a false medical cannabis product and falsely representing a product to be produced or used for medicinal purposes.
He was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years behind bars.
Smith, who was a licensed physician in Colorado Springs, was the only person to be convicted in the case.