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Marion County man sentenced for mail fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Fairmont, West Virginia man was sentenced today 33 months incarceration for mail fraud, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Michael Sine, age 34, pled guilty to one count of “Mail Fraud” in June 2017. Sine admitted to participating in a staged vehicle accident, faking injuries from said accident, and filing false insurance claims resulting in a $41,000 settlement. The crime happened between May 2013 and October 2013 in Marion County.

Sine was also ordered to pay $74,653.42 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia Insurance Commission Office of Inspector General and the United States Postal Inspection Service investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated September 13, 2017

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