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Arkansas Ex-Judge Sentenced in Insurance Fraud Case

A former Arkansas district judge convicted of drug charges has been sentenced in an unrelated mail fraud case involving American Indian artifacts. Bob Castleman, who was a judge in Pocahontas over a decade ago, has been sentenced to 21 months …

Former Ohio Agent Sentenced for Insurance Fraud, Theft

A former Ohio insurance agent was sentenced in early May after pleading guilty to insurance fraud and theft, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced. Former McConnelsville insurance agent James Brent Whitehouse was sentenced in the Morgan County Court of Common Pleas …

Feds Wants Egg Executives Punished for Salmonella Outbreak

A federal judge in Iowa should consider the “widespread harm” done by a major 2010 salmonella outbreak and the food safety lapses that preceded it in sentencing two egg industry executives whose company was responsible, federal prosecutors said. In the …

Kansas Hotel Owners Hired Illegal Immigrants, Didn’t Pay Taxes, Workers’ Comp

When a suburban Kansas City couple bought two Clarion hotels, they systematically replaced lawfully employed workers with immigrants not authorized to work in the United States, cutting labor costs by 40 percent. Not only were the illegal workers paid a …

Michigan Man Sentenced for Selling Fake Auto Insurance

A 64-year-old Michigan man has been sentenced to one year in jail for selling fake auto insurance certificates. Hakeem Sanusi of Eastpointe pleaded no contest to six counts of insurance fraud as a habitual offender. He was sentenced on Feb. …

Gunman Sentenced to 35 Years for Dallas Insurance Robberies

A gunman blamed for robbing some North Texas insurance businesses and their employees has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Michael Dewayne Cleveland was sentenced in Dallas. Cleveland last June pleaded guilty to two counts of interference with commerce …

3 Sentenced in Louisiana Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced three defendants in an insurance fraud scheme recently received prison sentences. Additionally, one of them was ordered to pay more than $190,000 for staging automobile accidents in order to collect insurance payments. Oliver …

Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison for Former Oklahoma Insurance Firm Employee

The former employee of an insurance company faces two years in federal prison and more than $168,000 in restitution after being sentenced on a fraud conviction by U.S. district judge in Oklahoma City. Carla Jo Mires, of Oklahoma City, was …

Ex-Pastor Seeks Reduced Sentence in Katrina Relief Fraud Case

A former New Orleans, La., pastor who embezzled nearly $1 million in disaster relief aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has asked a federal judge to shorten his prison sentence by several years. The Rev. Toris Young, who has …

Former Agency Owner Standridge Sentenced in Arkansas

A Mount Ida, Ark., man has been sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering and wire fraud. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Steven Alan Standridge was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Hot Springs. Standridge was the founder of the …