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    Prison, probation and fines for Haverford man who claimed to have cancer

    A Haverford man will spend time in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to conning family and friends into thinking he had cancer.

    Leron Magilner was sentenced to nine to 23 months in prison and two years of probation for raising money donors believed was used to treat pancreatic cancer. Magilner will also have to pay back the almost $35,000 he raised, which the Main Line Times reports he used to pay his rent and fund trips.

    A coworker suspicious of Magilner alerted authorities in August when Magilner fell in a supermarket and refused medical attention.

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