Cory 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 US Fidelis former co-owner Atkinson gets 40 months in prison http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-fidelis-former-co-owner-atkinson-gets-40-months-prison <p>A former co-owner of auto service contract seller US Fidelis has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.</p><p>Cory Atkinson of Lake St. Louis, Mo., was sentenced Tuesday in St. Louis. He <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wentzville-based-us-fidelis-co-owner-pleads-guilty">pleaded guilty in June</a> to federal fraud and tax evasion charges. He also faces sentencing Sept. 28 on state charges of insurance fraud, consumer fraud and stealing.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:58:54 +0000 The Associated Press 4641 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Fidelis former co-owner Atkinson gets 40 months in prison US Fidelis co-owner pleads guilty in federal case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-fidelis-co-owner-pleads-guilty-federal-case <p><strong>Updated at 6:15 am Wednesday with comments from U.S. attorney</strong></p><p>For the second time in four days, the former co-owner of a once prominent marketer of auto service contracts has pleaded guilty.</p><p>Cory Atkinson of Lake St. Louis, Mo., on Monday pleaded guilty to federal charges including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and filing false tax returns. On <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wentzville-based-us-fidelis-co-owner-pleads-guilty">Thursday, he pleaded guilty </a>to state charges that included insurance fraud and stealing.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:10:06 +0000 The Associated Press & Tim Lloyd 3934 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Fidelis co-owner pleads guilty in federal case 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