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Maybe he was just a huge Seinfeld fan who thought some performance art was the best way to honor the show. Or that a fake statue and some photoshop work would always offer enough credibility to entice people to part with millions without a second thought. But whatever the real reason, Brice Carrington is headed to jail for at least 4 years for a unique investment scam. Borrowing a page out of Kramer's Scarsdale Surprise playbook, Carrington posed as an Academy Award-winning sound engineer armed with a fake Oscar statuette and photographs to convince potential investors of his Hollywood connections and buy into his fictional online sound effects library. A $2.65 million home and luxury car collection later, the Oscar winner agreed to a plea deal (without a Raquel Welch clause) and will learn his final fate on Jan. 8th.

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