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Missouri Insurance Agent Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Fraud

A Missouri insurance agent has been sentenced to prison for fraud following an investigation by the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration (DIFP). Southwest Missouri insurance producer Brandon Gene Francisco was …

Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen Sentenced to Nearly 2 Years in Jail

The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck must serve nearly two years in jail, a judge ordered. Ethan Couch, who turned 19 on April 11, was making his first appearance in adult court. Initially, …

Man Who Drove Bugatti into Gulf Going to Prison for Insurance Fraud

An exotic car salvage yard owner in Lufkin, Texas, has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. The Houston Chronicle reports that in November 2009, Andy House drove his sports …

Florida Man Gets 10 Years for West Virginia Pill Trafficking

A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for prescription pill trafficking and money laundering. Forty-six-year-old Lester W. Taylor of Daytona Beach, Fla., also was ordered in federal court in Charleston to pay a $10,000 fine. Prosecutors …

Insurance Fraud Leads to 2 Years in Prison for Dallas Homebuilder

A Dallas homebuilder has been sentenced to two years in prison for insurance fraud over false reports of more than $250,000 in materials stolen. Edward Adrian Abraham operated under the name of Park Cities Development Inc. Federal prosecutors in Dallas …

Contractor Sentenced to Prison in Michigan Asbestos Removal Case

A contractor has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for failing to properly remove asbestos from an old church in Bay City, Mich. The church was converted into a charter school, Bay City Academy. Roy Bradley Sr. was …

Kansas Hotel Owner Going to Prison for Hiring Illegal Workers

A suburban Kansas City hotel owner has been sentenced to 27 months in prison in a case that highlights the U.S. Justice Department’s shift to targeting employers who knowingly hire immigrants not authorized to work in the United States. Munir …

Texas Staged Accident Scam Leads to 9 Years in Prison

A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a staged traffic accident insurance scam since 2005. Leroy Nelson of DeSoto must also repay nearly $5 million as part of sentencing announced Tuesday. The 61-year-old …

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 …