Former Ataris bassist Michael Davenport faces up to 30 years in prison for his role in a $27 million real estate scam, according to Rolling Stone and other outlets. Davenport  and his partner, Cynthia Rawlinson, were arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, five counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud. He was due in court on Wednesday (January 17th). In the grand jury charges filed at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Davenport and his telemarketing firm American Standard are accused of victimizing “over 100,000 people” and defrauding “these individuals out of more than $27,000,000” from 2009 to 2016. The charges allege that Davenport was running a scheme that offered customers an opportunity to purchase houses that were in foreclosure for $199. But the listings were allegedly “false and misleading” and very often no houses existed at all at the locations offered.