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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 …

Former Ohio Insurance Agent Sentenced for Stealing Client Premiums

The Ohio Department of Insurance announced that former Warren insurance agent Timothy J. Mulvey has been sentenced on charges of stealing clients’ premium payments. The Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas sentenced Mulvey to five years of community control, 17 months of …

Man Sentenced to Prison for Theft of $5M Stradivarius in Milwaukee

The man accused of masterminding the theft of a 300-year-old, $5 million Stradivarius violin that was snatched from a musician in Milwaukee was sentenced to seven years in prison. Salah Salahadyn, 42, once told an acquaintance that such a theft …

Texas Man Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Rodney Williams of Seabrook, Texas, for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. The court sentenced Williams to deferred adjudication and ordered him to pay $6,156 in restitution to Texas Mutual. …

$3M Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme in Texas Leads to Prison Time

Two Bryan, Texas, men have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme that authorities say defrauded insurance companies of more than $3 million. Earlie Dickerson, a former office manager, was sentenced in Houston federal court to 14 years in …

Missouri Volunteer Firefighter Gets 20 Years for Arson

A volunteer firefighter from eastern Missouri has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting several fires last year. Police say Dustin Matthew Grigsby was sentenced for setting four fires in occupied buildings last year in Lincoln County, although …

Louisiana Volunteer Fireman Sentenced to 5 Years for Arson

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a former volunteer firefighter from Longville has been sentenced to five years at hard labor for setting wildfires in woods near his home town. Court documents show that Brandon Lee Harris was …

Former Oklahoma Insurance Agent Sentenced for Embezzlement

A former insurance agent in Creek County has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for embezzling premium payments from elderly clients, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. Donna Laverne Parrick, 50, pleaded guilty to six counts of embezzlement and also …