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January 30, 2012

Attorney General Koster announces sentencing in Taney County fraud case

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Edna Kay Jackson, of Kirbyville, has been sentenced to serve 8 years in prison for consumer fraud. A Greene County jury found Jackson guilty on seven counts of defrauding consumers in October 2011.

Jackson sold homes and collected the purchase price but failed to deliver either the homes or clear title to the homes to the buyers. In addition, Jackson brokered the sale of homes for customers but failed to give either the sellers or their banks the money from the sales. Jackson brokered and sold mobile/modular homes through her business, Dogwood Homes

“Kay Jackson defrauded people of tens of thousands of their hard-earned dollars,” Koster said. “This office is committed to enforcing consumer-protection laws and aggressively prosecuted this case. I’m pleased with the outcome and the fact the defendant won’t be harming more innocent victims.”

Circuit Judge Tom Mountjoy sentenced Jackson to the maximum four years’ imprisonment on each of the seven counts, but ordered certain counts to run concurrently and consecutively to total eight years. Jackson was taken to prison immediately following the January 27th sentencing.



 
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