James Olivos was sentenced to five years back in December over a mortgage fraud scheme. He says he needs to be treated for morbid obesity and a variety of other medical issues, including ADHD, and he claims he can't receive proper treatment in prison.

A Florida man convicted of running a multimillion-dollar real estate scam is telling the court that he's too obese to go to prison -- a claim the judge isn't buying, according to WESH 2 News.

James Olivos told the court Tuesday that he doesn't believe he'd get proper treatment for his morbid obesity if he were to go to prison. He also said he suffers from rectal bleeding, ADHD, sore feet and that he coughs up blood.

The judge gave Olivos 48 hours to produce relevant medical documents. 

Olivos isn't the only Florida man to use obesity as a get-out-of-jail-free card. In 2010, 600-pound George Jolicoeur was offered a plea deal because complications from his obesity would have made it too expensive for the state to care for him in prison, according to the Orlando Sentinel


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Jolicoeur's crime was scamming restaurants for free food. He'd order a meal, then claim it was spoiled or defective in some way and demand a refund. 

Olivos' weight wasn't available.

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