Sirens & Gavels

Glass-eating scheme leads to prison

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting that she and her husband intentionally ate glass particles, then submitted false insurance claims.

Mary Evano was also ordered Tuesday to pay more than $340,000 in restitution. In September, she pleaded guilty to a 23-count federal indictment charging her with fraud, conspiracy and other offenses.

Federal prosecutors say that from 1997 to 2005, the couple collected more than $200,000 in compensation after filing insurance claims that they had been injured by restaurants, hotels and grocery stores that had served them food containing glass particles.

Evano's husband, Ronald Evano, pleaded guilty in 2007. He is serving five years in prison.

The couple incurred more than $100,000 in medical bills, which remain unpaid.




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