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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Monday, July 17, 2017

Former Attorney Sentenced For Mail Fraud

SCRANTON. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Susan Kevra-Shiner, age 48, of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Malachy Mannion to serve 24 months’ imprisonment for multiple counts of mail fraud.


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brander, a federal jury convicted Kevra-Shiner in January 2016, on seven counts of mail fraud. Kevra-Shiner was the sole owner of GK Abstract Company, Inc., located in Avoca, Pennsylvania. GK Abstract sold title insurance policies as an agent for Stewart Title Guaranty Company, a Texas based company. In 2008, Stewart terminated their relationship with Kevra-Shiner. The evidence at trial shows that between November 2008 and December 2009, Kevra-Shiner fraudulently sold invalid title insurance policies to 69 victims and collected $67,957.20 in premiums.


In addition to the prison term, Judge Mannion also ordered that a probation officer supervise Kevra-Shiner for three years following her release from prison, and that Kevra-Shiner pay restitution in the amount of $67,957.20.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Evan Gotlob prosecuted the case.


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Updated July 17, 2017