Ohio Accountant Gets 11 Years For $19M Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (November 15, 2010, 6:32 PM EST) -- A federal judge has sentenced an Ohio accountant to 11 years in prison for conspiring to defraud banks out of $18 million in loans and collect $1 million in fraudulent tax refunds.

On Friday, Judge Michael H. Watson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio took the prosecutors' recommendation and imposed the lengthy prison sentence on 54-year-old Dennis G. Sartain, of Hilliard. He will also serve three years on parole, forfeit $120,000 to the government and pay an as-yet-undetermined amount of restitution,...
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