In August 2006 Plano business man William Fletcher pleaded guilty to fraud for selling investors a stake in oil and gas leases he had no rights to. He received a 10 year suspended sentence and had to pay all sorts of fines and restitution.
So how’d he go about paying his debt to society? Allegedly by doing more of the same:
The indictment accuses Fletcher of “intentionally failing to disclose that funds paid by investors to defendant were used by defendant for personal and other purposes unrelated to the investments, such as the payment of court-ordered restitution, payment in partial-satisfaction of a civil judgment, country club membership fees, dues or costs, the purchase of a BMW X5 and the purchase of a BMX 750i.”