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Best Buy scam couple convicted

By Jeff Long |
A federal jury in Minnesota this morning convicted a Deerfield couple of defrauding retail giant Best Buy by overcharging the company more than $41 million for computer parts.

Russell Cole once called his extravagant Deerfield home “the house that Best Buy built,” according to documents in the case. In November and December 2008, federal agents seized from the home a Ferrari coupe, Lamborghini convertible and a collection of nine other luxury and high-performance vehicles worth about $2.8 million.

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