Bryan Singer Accuser Michael Egan Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison Over Fraud Case

Former model and aspiring actor duped victims with fictitious business contracts, authorities say

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Michael Egan, who last year rocked Hollywood with sexual abuse allegations against “X-Men” director Bryan Singer, former NBC president Garth Ancier and others, was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday.

Egan was sentenced over unrelated charges of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud, U.S. attorney Jill Westmoreland said.

According to court documents, between August 2007 and February 2012, Egan carried out a fraudulent investment scheme by conning his victims to enter into fictitious business and investment contracts, promising that he would invest their money in projects including land development and television shows. He also lied about his financial background and personal assets to induce his victims.

All told, according to court records, Egan bilked more than 14 victims out out of more than $300,000.

Egan pleaded guilty in April.

After Egan accused Singer and others of sexual abuse committed when he was a teen, his story fell apart, and in June, Egan’s former lawyer issued an apology to two of the accused, Garth Ancier and David E. Neuman, writing, “Based on what I know now, I believe that I participated in making what I now know to be untrue and proveably false allegations against you. Had I known what I learned after filing the lawsuits, I would never have filed these claims against you.”

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.