Darain Atkinson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en US Fidelis Co-Founder Gets Eight Years In Prison http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-fidelis-co-founder-gets-eight-years-prison <p>The St. Charles County man who once helped run the largest seller of extended <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/push-curb-auto-service-contract-scams">auto warranty contracts</a> will spend eight years in federal prison for bilking customers out of millions of dollars.</p><p>Darain Atkinson pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax charges in April. He was sentenced to the maximum of eight years today, and must also pay $4 million in restitution.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:54:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4695 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Fidelis Co-Founder Gets Eight Years In Prison Wentzville-based US Fidelis co-owner pleads guilty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wentzville-based-us-fidelis-co-owner-pleads-guilty <p>The former co-owner of a once prominent&nbsp;marketer of auto service contracts has pleaded guilty to misleading&nbsp;consumers, insurance fraud and stealing.</p><p>Cory Atkinson&#39;s guilty plea was announced Thursday by Missouri&nbsp;Attorney General Chris Koster. Sentencing is Sept. 28 and Koster&#39;s office said Atkinson could get up to four years in prison.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:49:58 +0000 The Associated Press 3913 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wentzville-based US Fidelis co-owner pleads guilty US Fidelis co-owner pleads guilty to federal charges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-fidelis-co-owner-pleads-guilty-federal-charges <p>One of two brothers who owned the auto services contract giant US Fidelis has pleaded guilty to federal charges - just four days after <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-owner-us-fidelis-pleads-guilty-state-charges">admitting to a series of state charges</a>.</p><p>Darain Atkinson, 47, pleaded guilty today to one felony count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and one felony count of filing false tax returns.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:44:09 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3451 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Fidelis co-owner pleads guilty to federal charges