Atkinson Sentenced to Eight Years for US Fidelis Auto Warranty Fraud

Darain Atkinson's state sentence will run concurrently with his federal sentence of eight years.

The co-founder of the former Wentzville-based U.S. Fidelis auto warranty company, Darain Atkinson, was sentenced Monday for the second time in two weeks.

On Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Atkinson's sentencing in St. Charles Circuit Court on state charges for Atkinson's part in the U.S. Fidelis/National Auto Warranty Services fraud case.

Last week, Atkinson received an eight-year sentence on federal charges, along with an order to pay $4.5 million in back taxes.

Darain Atksinson's brother Cory Atkinson was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and $4.49 million in back taxes, along with a four-year sentence for state charges.

A bankruptcy settlement in July approved a $26.5 million payment that will be divided among customers and creditors.

The brothers lived a lavish lifestyle, maintaining estates in Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville.


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Ray Antonacci October 02, 2012 at 02:48 PM
This is a real shame...I wonder, could their business not have been successful without the fraud or did the fraud make their business successful? They employed a lot of people. I feel sorry for them as well as for the people that were cheated out of their auto repair insurance.
your October 02, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I don't feel bad for the employees, they knew exactly what the deal was. Straight Boiling Room to finest degree. Warranty Companies have a shelf life at best of 3 years, then change outfit names.


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