Former Iowa Car Dealer Gets Suspended Prison Term for Arson, Fraud

December 22, 2010

A former Iowa car dealer won’t go to prison for trying to burn down a building he owned and collect insurance payments as long as he follows a judge’s orders.

Cass County Judge James Richardson gave Jerry Wyman a suspended 12-year prison sentence Monday for conspiring to commit arson, insurance fraud and fraudulent practices. Wyman used to run Wyman’s Auto in Atlantic.

The Atlantic News Telegraph reports that Richardson ordered Wyman to go to a residential rehabilitation center in Council Bluffs for treatment. He also ordered two years of probation and $6,000 in fines.

Until space opens up at the rehabilitation center, Wyman will remain in the Cass County jail.

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