An eyewear website operator who prosecutors say left dozens and possibly hundreds of customers fearing for their lives is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in New York.
Today's sentencing comes after Vitaly Borker pleaded guilty to making threats and fraud charges. Prosecutors say he bullied his customers into accepting counterfeit and inferior products. They say he encouraged them to complain online to boost his Internet ranking and drive more customers his way.
Prosecutors have asked that he serve more than three years in prison while Borker's defense lawyer has argued that he serve no jail time. He says his client's behavior was triggered by a mental defect aggravated by drug and alcohol abuse and exhaustion. Borker has remained under house arrest for the last year.
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