Four people of the West Virginia family happen to be charged on charges associated with a plan to lose lower houses for insurance money.
Windel Lester, 67, his ex-wife Georgetta Lester Kennedy, 42, and Windel Lester’s sons, James “Punkin” Lester, 42, and Greg Lester, 41, were in prison for various charges associated with the plan, based on the US Attorney’s Office for that Southern District of West Virginia.
“I couldn’t become more happy with the decision,” stated US Attorney Mike Stuart. “Insurance fraud and arson are serious matters that create insurance costs to become inflated, the destruction of property, and also the very real risk so good folks could die consequently.”
Windel Lester was in prison for 17 legal charges and faces as much as 340 years imprisonment. James “Punkin” Lester was in prison for 23 legal charges and faces as much as 475 years imprisonment. Georgetta Lester Kenney was in prison for seven legal charges and faces as much as 140 years’ jail time. Greg Lester, charged of 4 legal charges, faces as much as eighty years. Sentencing proceedings are scheduled for December.
Between April of 2012 and The month of january of 2016, the Lester family yet others took part in three separate but related schemes involving arson, mail and wire fraud and cash washing, based on prosecutors. They insured houses for amounts “greatly exceeding their value and the need for any contents,” the united states Attorney’s Office stated. The homes were then burned to be able to collect the insurance coverage proceeds.