The man known as David DeFusco, whose bankruptcy fraud and money-laundering convictions got him a 60-month prison sentence, is washing dishes in a prison camp far away from the Washington area creditors whom he stuck with $2.5 million of unpaid bills.

His multimillion-dollar direct-mail operations involved many changes of address and name.

After he was sentenced in January, his address changed from his California hideaway home overlooking polo fields to the Sheridan Federal Prison Camp outside Portland, Ore., where he has been given inmate number 18834198, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Chesnut.

As far as the name is concerned, the man who formerly used "David Hagen" and "David Haggin" has changed the spelling of DeFusco to DuFusco, officials said.

DuFusco, 35, is taking classes on preparing legal briefs and is acting as his own attorney in a motion to overturn his conviction, which is pending before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

The former Northern Virginia resident, who attended Langley High School in McLean and amassed riches that prosecutors said included Rolls-Royces and a number of $1,500 neckties, claims in his appeal that his lawyers were really working on behalf of the prosecution.

Kent A. Schaffer, a Houston lawyer who defended him, said last week that when he heard about DuFusco's claim, "I thought about suing him for slander for even suggesting that I could reach a meeting of the minds with the prosecutor. You couldn't get me and Henry Hudson {the U.S. attorney in Alexandria} to agree on whether the sun was shining."

DuFusco's wife, Annette, 29, who was sentenced to 35 months in prison for her part in the fraud scheme, is at the Geiger Correction Center in Spokane, Wash.

Annette DeFusco, who prosecutors said paid for furs and jewels with illegally gained profits from fake "award" letters that lured people to vacation resorts, is helping in the kitchen and living in one of the camp's dorms, officials there said.

Prison officials say the husband and wife talk to each other by telephone.