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A Warren County man involved in acquiring and selling website domains has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and money laundering charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced in December.

Aaron S. Pitman has agreed to pay $300,000 to a victim in the case on or before the sentencing, which is scheduled for Dec. 16, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Securities.

Court documents say Pitman, a 32-year-old resident of South Lebanon, solicited a Meigs County man to invest in several businesses involved in the purchase and development of website domains.

Among the man’s investments was $750,000 in a company that controlled “Dependent.com,” according to court documents. But prosecutors say Pitman didn’t invest the money. Instead, prosecutors say he falsely claimed the investment was for building a website and directing traffic to it. He also falsely claimed he would sell the website, and the man would get