ROCKVILLE, Md. (ABC7) — Prosecutors say he ripped off companies and taxpayers, filed hundreds of frivolous lawsuits, and falsely claimed he'd been roughed up by law enforcement -- and now he's been sentenced to 70 years in jail.
Kenneth Hinton, 51, of Silver Spring was sentenced in Rockville Thursday after being convicted of 26 counts of perjury and one count of theft.
Prosecutors say such a harsh sentence is incredibly rare -- but so is what Hinton did.
Hinton is accused of filing around 100 frivolous lawsuits in just a year and a half. Over the course of his lifetime prosecutors say he filed many, many more.