North Dakota Agent Pleads Not Guilty to 78 Counts of Fraud

October 6, 2008

A Fargo insurance agent has pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $5 million from clients.

Larry Atkins is charged with 78 felony counts, including engaging in fraudulent practices and selling unregistered securities. Prosecutors say there are more than 30 victims in the investment scheme.

The 65-year-old Atkins is being held in jail on $100,000 bond.

Atkins waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His next court date is Oct. 29.

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