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Broker Sentenced For Swindling Perth Amboy

State prosecutors say an insurance broker from Baltimore will have to serve at least 7.5 years in prison for swindling more than $2.5 million from Perth Amboy.

Francis X. Gartland (NJ Office of Attorney General)
Francis X. Gartland (NJ Office of Attorney General)

A judge in New Brunswick on Monday sentenced 71-year-old Francis Gartland to 15 years in prison for money laundering for submitting $2.6 million in fraudulent bills to the Perth Amboy school board. The attorney general’s office says he is ineligible for parole for at least half of that time.

Gartland also received a concurrent seven-year sentence for stealing more than $200,000 from the city of Perth Amboy by collecting payments for a nonexistent wellness program.

His company was the school board’s health insurance broker. From 2003 to 2009 he conspired with others to obtain payment for nonexistent or unauthorized health care programs.

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Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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