Lillian Glaubman's business propositions
were akin to the business plan of South Park's legendary
. In other words:
Step 1: Set up Internet kiosks
Step 2: ?????
Step 3: Profit!
Glaubman, a Miami woman who was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and one count of mail fraud last fall, was the administrator for Internet kiosk vendor Pantheon Holdings. According to investigators, Pantheon sold businesses Internet kiosks for $18,000 a pop by persuading them that they would reap substantial rewards from both Internet connection access and for advertisements that would appear on the kiosks. Additionally, Pantheon promised to find high-traffic areas for the kiosks and to get advertisers to place ads on the screens.
Predictably, Pantheon never did any work to attract advertisers and the kiosks were more likely to be placed in tumbleweed farms than in well-trafficked zones. In addition to serving jail time, Glaubman was also ordered to pay a whopping $18.2 million in restitution.