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Ottawa man sentenced to prison for role in resale of stolen items

January 7, 2010

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A federal judge has sentenced an Ottawa man to serve more than two years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty in 2008 to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil on Wednesday sentenced Lewis B. Parsons II to serve 27 months in prison. He must turn himself in to authorities on July 1.

In April 2008 Parsons pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He said stole various items from retail stores and sold them.

Parsons alleged in his plea that in 2004 and 2005 he conspired with Carrie Neighbors of the Yellow House Store in Lawrence to sell the stolen items to the store and receive payment by check. Parsons alleged he obtained about $31,000 in proceeds.

Neighbors and her husband, Guy Neighbors, owners of the Yellow House, face 19 charges in a separate wire fraud case. Prosecutors accuse them of selling stolen goods from their secondhand store.

Since 2005 the couple have maintained their innocence and accused prosecutors and police of corruption in the case.

Comments

somebodynew 4 years, 11 months ago

Let me be the first to say - It is time for Guy and Carrie to join him !!!!!

Alexander Neighbors 4 years, 11 months ago

he pleaded guilty in 2008 to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

and has been out free for the last 2 years ? and does not go to prison until July ?

............................................................................................ Parsons alleged in his plea that in 2004 and 2005 he conspired with Carrie Neighbors of the Yellow House Store in Lawrence to sell the stolen items to the store and receive payment by check.

Parsons alleged he obtained about $31,000 in proceeds. ...........................................................................................

Well if he was paid with checks there should be an exact amount traceable by the bank not an alleged amount.

Unless he is making this whole thing up because back in 2008 he had other legal issues and he told the prosecutor tall tails about the yellow house and said he would testify if she gave him a deal.

BTW....... Part of his deal was that he is to remain out free until after he gives his testimony in the Yellow house trial. After which he would have little to no time left because the time waiting for the trial would count as time served.....

I guess the prosecutor changed her mind on his deal....

Flap Doodle 4 years, 11 months ago

Wow, Gomer & Goober are here right on cue.

Amy Heeter 4 years, 11 months ago

This is Parsons not Ludwig. I sure would like to see a list of items that equaled 133,000 worth of merchandise.

frank mcguinness 4 years, 11 months ago

Guilty or not, the legal process here is a frigging joke.

fastwalker 4 years, 11 months ago

agreed. the legal process in lawrence kansas is a f reak in joke people!

Paula Kissinger 4 years, 11 months ago

They are so innocent...that is why my son's friend's stolen items were found for sale in their store within the past 6 months. Criminals do not quit doing what they do. They have no reason to quit as the judicial system almost always just pushes their cases through, sentencing them, when convicted, to the least of penalties. Their flawed mentality then tells them that they have gotten over on the system and they go right back to their previous behavior. They refuse to assume any responsibility for their actions, favoring to point the blame on others. In the Neighbors' case it is the LPD that is their favorite target for blame. Hopefully they will eventually end up with a judge who can do their job efficiently and they will finally get what is coming to them.

lawthing 4 years, 11 months ago

Post conviction incarceration in federal prison 7 months after the sentence

is the community safe?

redmoonrising 4 years, 11 months ago

Before we start bashing the local judicial system, isn't this a federal case?

K_Verses_The_World 4 years, 11 months ago

Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. Psalm 62:9-11

lawthing 4 years, 11 months ago

Wow Smitty, you say'n the Yellow House case has drug on this long over a misdemeanor? I agree someth'n aint right

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