All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sentence’

Sara Ylen Fakes Cervical Cancer, Sentenced to One Year for Fraud

On Wednesday, a 38-year-old Michigan woman was sentenced to one year in prison for money fraud against a healthcare insurance company and generous local supporters. Sara Ylen of Lexington, Mich., accepted thousands of dollars in donations for years by publicizing false claims of cervical cancer. According to NY Daily News, her story first reached local media coverage in 2003 when …

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‘Bishop’ Gets 37 Years For Pipe Bombs

A letter carrier whose calling card was “The Bishop” was sentenced this week for mailing pipe bombs to investment firms. According to an Associated Press report, John Tomkins of Iowa was sentenced to 37 years in prison this week for mailing “dud” pipe bombs to investment firms and investment advisers. The 48-year-old mail carrier had mailed the ineffective pipe bombs …

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