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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pensacola Man Sentenced to 21 Months for Wire Fraud

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Kevin D. Webster, 44, of Pensacola, Florida, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for wire fraud.  Restitution was ordered in the amount of $144,229.07.  The sentence was announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

During his guilty plea in February 2015, Webster admitted that, between 2008 and 2012, as an insurance agent registered in Florida and other states, he knowingly defrauded NFL and NBA player clients by falsely representing that he had used the clients’ money to obtain umbrella insurance policies, with coverage amounts ranging from $5 million to $1 million, from United States Liability Insurance Group.  Instead, Webster stole approximately $140,000 in client payments meant for policy premiums.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Financial Services.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alicia H. Kim.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General.  The office strives to protect and serve the citizens of the Northern District of Florida through the ethical, vigorous, and impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States, to defend the national security, to improve the safety and quality of life in our communities through the protection of civil rights, and to protect the public funds and financial assets of the United States.  To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website.  For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

For more information, contact:

Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer

(850) 216-3854, amy.alexander@usdoj.gov

 

Updated July 6, 2015