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Va. contractor gets suspended sentence for fraud

Tuesday - 10/2/2012, 7:31am  ET

STAUNTON, Va. - A Staunton contractor convicted of defrauding the Virginia Department of Transportation won't serve any time in jail.

The Daily News Leader ( http://bit.ly/QTQt74) says a Staunton Circuit Court judge gave 33-year-old Jeffrey t. Jennings a three-year suspended sentence on Monday.

Jennings pleaded guilty in March to commercial fraud. He was accused of filing paperwork with the Department of Transportation between 2007 and 2009 falsely claiming his fleet of vehicles was insured.

The state contracted with Jennings' company, Legacy Builders, for snow removal services. Jennings also was an insurance agent.

Augusta County chief deputy commonwealth's attorney Rupen Shah says Jennings performed the work he was hired to do.

Shah says Jennings also has lost his license to sell insurance.

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Information from: The Daily News Leader, http://www.newsleader.com


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