U.S. v. PUGH

No. 97-4072MN.

151 F.3d 799 (1998)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. William C. PUGH, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided July 31, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John G. Westrick, St. Paul, MN, argued, for Appellant.

Mark D. Larsen, Asst.U.S.Atty., Minneapolis, MN, argued (David L. Lillehaug, on the brief), for Appellee.

Before RICHARD S. ARNOLD, JOHN R. GIBSON and FAGG, Circuit Judges.


While operating a real estate closing business, William C. Pugh misappropriated funds and insurance premiums belonging to purchasers and owners of real estate, lenders, and a title insurer, that were entrusted to Pugh for disbursement to sellers and others to finalize their real estate transactions. Instead of performing his fiduciary responsibility, Pugh fraudulently misapplied substantial sums of money to finance his business interests and to enhance...


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