Nathan Gogo here with the weekend outlook: A chilly evening ahead for Saturday. Temps will fall into the mid 30's. Gradual clearing is on tap for Sunday with temperatures still cool with high's near 50.
HOUSTON (December 19, 2012)--Houston attorney Joe B. Phillips, who scammed the finances of some veterans, must serve nearly four years in prison and repay more than $2.6 million.
A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced Phillips to 46 months behind bars.
In September Phillips pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements, misappropriation by a fiduciary and signing a false income tax return.
He was a court-appointed guardian or Department of Veterans Affairs-approved fiduciary for veterans.
He must repay nearly $2.4 million to the agency and more than $282,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.
In April Dorothy Phillips pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making a false statement on a tax return.
She earlier was sentenced to the same penalty as her husband.
Investigators said the woman gambled extensively at Louisiana casinos.
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