fertility http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fertility broker pleads guilty to defrauding six Missouri women http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fertility-broker-pleads-guilty-defrauding-six-missouri-women <p>An Idaho woman who operated a fertility brokerage business has admitted to defrauding six Missouri women who provided eggs for the business.</p><p>Janae Helgerson of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Sentencing is March 16.</p><p>Helgerson was arrested in February. Her business, Mid-West Egg Donation, matched couples seeking to conceive a baby with women willing to provide eggs. Federal prosecutors say Helgerson collected payments from couples, but egg donors in Missouri failed to receive nearly $30,000 owed to them.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:28:32 +0000 The Associated Press 2678 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fertility broker pleads guilty to defrauding six Missouri women