Aleksander Efrosman, a hedge fund manager who fled the U.S. after being accused of swindling his clients, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after admitting to running a scheme to cheat investors out of $5 million, including $3 million he spent at a casino.

Efrosman, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to wire fraud, controlled foreign-currency hedge funds Century Maxim Fund Inc. and AJR Capital Inc. In addiition to the 188-month sentence, he was ordered to pay restitution of $4 million, the Brooklyn, New York, U.S. attorney’s office said today in a statement.