- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A Waterville man has been sent to prison for an additional 18 months for failing to make good on the more than $400,000 in restitution he was ordered to pay for a 2002 fraud conviction.

Federal prosecutors said Monday that 59-year-old Gregory Violette still owes about $406,000 of the nearly $423,000 in restitution he was ordered to pay and tried to hide more than $70,000 in assets by transferring the money to his wife.

Violette was convicted in 2002 for wire, mail and bankruptcy fraud as well as money laundering and sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

At the time, prosecutors say Violette fraudulently obtained loans from multiple Maine banks and credit unions, then claimed to have a disability so his insurance company would repay the loans.

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