The owner of an internet services company who was charged with defrauding the eRate program last November pleaded guilty May 22 in Manhattan federal court to one count of conspiracy.

John Angelides, 65, owner of Connect2 Internet Networks Inc., is expected to get one-and-a-half to two years in prison at his sentencing on Sept. 10.

Under the federal eRate program, the government pays up to 90 percent of the bill for telecommunications services, internet access, and certain internal connections for eligible schools and libraries, while applicants must pay the remaining...

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