He called himself a liar and a "bragging, arrogant thief."But he added he had found "new morals" and would not repeat his crimes.
His elaborate five-year scam ended after a married couple, who met Taylor at a Philadelphia Phillies game they attended with their children on April 25, 2015, reported him to the FBI. S., was among six victims who spoke at the sentencing as Taylor drooped his head at the defense table.
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Sometimes, Taylor expressed interest in hiring the victims to work on a new business venture while others got a pitch for a romantic or personal relationship, the prosecutor said.
Defense attorney Julia Gatto requested leniency, saying Taylor, in a "mental health crisis," attempted suicide in prison and tried to disfigure himself by carving writings into his arm. Taylor."Taylor, his left forearm wrapped in cloth, choked up as he apologized to victims he never looked at.
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