A Virginia man who billed the nursing home company Golden Living for construction and renovation work never performed has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of mail fraud and money laundering. He set up a bogus LLC through which he sent invoices for work that was never performed.
Gary E. Jewel of Ruther Glen, Va. has been in federal custody since his arrest in February.
"As part of a plea agreement he signed with the government, Jewel will forfeit $372,980.55 in cash along with property, including 2002 and 2005 Chevrolet Corvettes and two Sea Doo personal watercraft," Dave Hughes at Arksansas Online writes. "A news release from the U.S. attorney's office said Jewel was hired by Golden Living in February 2010 as a senior construction project manager. His duties included overseeing construction and remodeling jobs at Golden Living properties throughout the United States."