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SOCIAL SECURITY: Actor to Spend 3 Months in Jail for Selling Social Security Numbers

January 15, 2010

New York - A federal judge has ordered an actor from the popular television drama “One Tree Hill” to spend three months in prison after admitting to sell more than a dozen of Social Security numbers.

In a court ruling, Antwon Tanner will also serve five months in home detention after his release.

Tanner, who plays the role of a high school basketball star-turned-coach in a popular drama series, pleaded guilty of selling more than a dozen of Social Security numbers for $10,000 during an entrapment operation.

The actor has previously apologized to his fans and described the incident as an embarrassment to his family.

During a court hearing, Tanner’s lawyer said the actor lost a $1 million house to foreclosure which had forced him to deal with stolen Social Security numbers.

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