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Missouri Contractor Going to Prison for Tornado Repair Fraud

A southwest Missouri contractor is going to prison for stealing more than $73,000 from an elderly Joplin couple who hired him to repair their home after the May 2011 tornado. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 59-year-old Terry Alton Parker, of …

Ohio Roofer Gets Prison Time for Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering

Columbus, Ohio, roofer Terrance J. King, owner of Home Improvement Terrance King, which also did work in the Dayton area, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and ordered to pay $241,000 in restitution. In November 2013, King pleaded …

New Orleans’ Mayor During Hurricane Katrina Gets 10-Year Sentence for Fraud

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin entered City Hall as a cool and confident self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion. Next stop: federal prison. …

Texas Agent Faces 10 Years in Prison for Insurance Fraud Conviction

A Fort Worth man faces ten years in federal prison following a conviction for insurance fraud, the Insurance Department of Texas reported. Caleb Deason, an insurance agent for Transamerica Life Insurance Co., was convicted on charges of wire fraud and …

Illinois Pharmacist Sentenced to 7 Years for Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud

An Illinois pharmacist has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for stealing customers’ identities to make fake prescriptions and collect money from insurance companies. Federal prosecutors say 76-year-old Ronald Kielar of Mundelein collected more than $1.7 million by …

Michigan Farm Owner Lands Prison Sentence over Bad Cider

A northern Michigan man could spend up to four years in prison after improperly processed apple cider he made led to an E. coli outbreak and hospital stays for two adults and two children. James Ruster is the first person …

Houston Insurance Agent Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

An insurance agent from Houston has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for pocketing more than $250,000 in customer premiums, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. TDI said McKinley Shumate, 59, of Houston was sentenced to 10-years in prison …

Texting Driver Gets Prison in Ohio Fatal Crash

An Ohio driver distracted by a text message when he caused a fatal crash has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. A judge in southern Ohio’s Jackson County sentenced 31-year-old Christopher Haines on Nov. 28. He previously pleaded …

Iowan Imprisoned for Unlicensed Insurance Sales

A 40-year-old Sioux City, Iowa, man has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling insurance without a license. The Sioux City Journal reports that Douglas Inlay was sentenced on July 16 in Woodbury County District Court. Inlay also …

Stanford’s Lawyers Plan to Appeal 110-Year Sentence

Former billionaire Allen Stanford was sentenced in Houston to 110 years in prison on July 14 for running a $7 billion scheme in which he stole money from his investors to finance an extravagant lifestyle in the Caribbean. His attorneys …