A federal judge ordered the arrest and incarceration of Paul Navestad, known legally as Paul Richard Jones, for violating an April 2012 court order requiring him to pay more than $20 million for his role in a phony government grant scheme.

The court, in a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission, had ordered Navestad to pay $20 million in civil penalties - the largest civil penalty against a defendant in an FTC case – and give up more than $1.1 million in ill-gotten gains, for making millions of robocalls falsely claiming consumers could get grants from federal, state and local governments, private foundations and individuals.

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