- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A disbarred Iowa attorney who’d eluded the FBI for years has been sentenced to prison.

Federal prosecutors say Dennis Bjorklund was given 30 months at his sentencing Friday in Davenport and was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution. He’d pleaded guilty to 11 counts of mail fraud.

Prosecutors say Bjorklund was an attorney in Coralville in 2005 and 2006 when he carried out a scheme while representing people charged with driving drunk. Bjorklund instructed his clients to donate to a substance abuse charity to try to garner leniency from the court. But the charity was a fake he had set up to collect the donations for his own use.

Bjorklund fled after he was indicted in 2010 and wasn’t found until 2015, when he was arrested in Pueblo, Colorado.

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