By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
A Federal Court
Judge sentenced two individuals last week in The Preserve at Johnson’s Crook
fraud case after a jury found them guilty.
The two men
were convicted last year for bilking banks and investors in a down payment
scheme involving land.
36, was sentenced to 10 years six months in federal prison and Paul Gott, 40,
was sentenced to 6 years and three months.
Both men had
requested to be allowed to stay out of prison during their appeals but Federal
Judge Curtis Collier said he did not find an issue that was likely to result in
a reversal of the convections and ordered the men to report to prison by July
In addition to
the prison sentence Dobson and Gott were ordered to pay almost $3.1 million in
restitution to the affected banks.
trial prosecutors said banks and individuals were defrauded out of $44 million.