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Jeril Winget Story

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When Jeril Winget of Utah and John Bascom of California teamed up to franchise western-themed restaurants nationwide, money—in the hundreds of thousands— seemed to bounce from one person and entity to another with little going into the venture. One of their concepts was to market western-themed sculptures through the restaurant chain, sculptures that played a role in two previous frauds. At the same time, Winget and his son Mark also want to franchise Turkish-meat restaurants across the country, but instead wiped out investors. The Salt Lake County DA’s office charged them with securities fraud but got out-dueled by the Wingets’ attorney.

Previous articles on Paul H. Dunn and Jeril Winget

Click for “Phantom of Fraud,” Utah Holiday, Oct. 1990

Click for “The Baseball & War Stories of Elder Paul H. Dunn,” Sunstone, Sept. 1991.)

Click for “Castles In The Sky,” Utah Holiday, June 1992 

Click for “Pie In The Sky,” Salt Lake City Weekly, Feb. 27, 1997; 

Click for “The Spirit of Speculation,” Salt Lake City Weekly, Feb. 26, 1998

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