Self-help guru James Ray was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for leading an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that was supposed to offer spiritual enlightenment but instead ended with three people dying.
"When a person has your incredible abilities to gain people's trust, there is a large, large responsibility that goes with that trust, and that responsibility was not honored," the judge said before sentencing him to two years times for each death, running concurrently.
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