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Massachusetts Man Who Claimed He Created 'Kung Fu Panda' Gets Prison

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    Massachusetts Man Who Claimed He Created 'Kung Fu Panda' Gets Prison
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    On the left is a drawing by Jayme Gordon which is alleged to have been traced from a "Lion King" coloring book. At right is the actual "Kung Fu Panda" as seen in the DreamWorks film.

    A Massachusetts man who falsely claimed he first came up with the character and story for the 2008 animated movie "Kung Fu Panda" has been sentenced to two years in prison.

    Jayme Gordon also was ordered Wednesday in federal court in Boston to pay more than $3 million in restitution. He was convicted of wire fraud and perjury charges in November.

    The 51-year-old Gordon had filed a lawsuit in 2011 designed to obtain a multimillion-dollar settlement from DreamWorks Animation SKG.

    Prosecutors say Gordon fabricated and backdated drawings of characters similar to those in "Kung Fu Panda," lied repeatedly during his deposition and destroyed computer evidence.

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