FARGO, N.D. (AP)- A Fargo man who was ordered in July to stop collecting books for Liberian children because his group wasn't licensed as a charity in North Dakota has been convicted on one count of identity fraud in Maryland.
Twenty-seven-year-old Naboth Zondo was found not guilty on six other counts of identity fraud, five counts of credit card misuse and one theft count. The Forum says he was sentenced to time served, with fines and costs waived.
Zondo was director of the Liberian Center for Growth and Development when North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease-and-desist order against the group on July 7 for operating as an unlicensed charity. Zondo was arrested in Fargo on the same day on a warrant from Maryland's Baltimore County.