Jodie Foster’s estranged father was sentenced to a five-year imprisonment, over a home scam in which he bragged his relation to his famous daughter to lure customers to part with money.
Lucius Fisher Foster III, 89 was convicted earlier this week and had shown no indication that he would stop soliciting customers.
The judge said that despite his personal charm, he is dangerous, telling him that he was continuing his business.
A jury found him guilty on 21 counts of grand theft and nine of contracting without a license after allegedly cheating nearly two dozen investors out of more than $100,000.
Foster’s Dad offered to build homes for 20 alleged victims in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, after contacting them through his own property website or referrals from realtors.
He told half the victims that he is Jodie’s father as part of the scam to build up trust. The victims gave deposits and received contracts to have their homes built but no house was ever built.
Jodi Foster is an American actress, film director, producer and former child actress.