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A former Decatur resident sent to prison last year for defrauding central Illinois investors out of more than $20 million is appealing the length of his sentence.

William Huber recently filed paperwork claiming that prosecutors overstated the amount of money his investors lost.

He believes his sentence is too long.

Huber, who is now 62, was sentenced last December to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud, money laundering and other charges.

Huber claims dozens of clients actually lost less than $20 million.

He lived in La Jolla, Calif, at the time of his sentencing and is serving his time in California.

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