US Fidelis Head Gets 3 Years For $70M Refunds Fraud

Law360, New York (September 18, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Cory Atkinson, the former owner of bankrupt car warranty dealer U.S. Fidelis Inc., to 40 months in prison on charges stemming from his theft of as much as $71 million in customer refunds.

U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry also ordered Atkinson to pay $4.5 million in back taxes to the IRS, prosecutor John M. Bodenhausen confirmed to Law360. Atkinson pled guilty June 18 to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and one count of...
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