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Father and daughter sentenced for fraud scheme

December 30, 2003

Albany- US District Court Judge Louis Sands sentenced John "Sonny" Spadine to two years in prison and three years of probation after his release.

Spadine was found guilty of 32 counts of fraud. His daughter, Heather Hoover, was sentenced to 5 years probation for seven counts of fraud.

"The jury had returned verdicts on 32 of those counts, and the judge's ruling was fair and balanced and consistent with that ruling, so we're not upset about that," says Spadine's Attorney Johnnie Graham.

"As for Heather, I think the punishment was appropriate with what she got convicted of and what her involvement was," says Hoover's attorney, Phil Cannon.

Both Spadine and Hoover were convicted of ordering auto parts from businesses around the country and either not paying for them or stopping payment on the checks.

Posted at 6:50 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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