MOSCOW, April 18 (RAPSI) – U.S. national George Hager convicted of $7 million fraud in Russia has appealed a 3-year prison sentence given to him by Moscow’s Presnensky District Court on April 10, the court’s press-service has told RAPSI.

The defendant’s accomplices received prison terms ranging from 3.5 to 4 years.

The court found that Hager and two other people misrepresented themselves as senior government officials offering potential clients to organize appointment to high-ranking positions at the Russian Federal Agency for Fishery for $7 million.

According to investigators, in the spring of 2016, the defendants received $300,000 from a victim as a part of the sum. In May 2016, one of the defendants was arrested.