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Integrity administrator pleads guilty to federal charge

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Randy S. Rogers, a registered nurse and chief operations officer at Integrity Home Care, has pleaded guilty to a class E felony after being charged with making false statements to a financial institution and money laundering. Sentencing is expected this fall.

Rogers was one of 16 people indicted as part of a bank fraud scheme involving 31 fraudulent business loans ranging from $100,000 to $1.6 million between January 2005 and January 2007, said Don Ledford,  U.S. District Office-Western District of Missouri public affairs officer. Rogers was listed as a borrower for a loan that benefited others, according to the indictment.

On March 22, U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner accepted Rogers’ guilty plea on one count of superseding information following his involvement with a scheme to secure a $175,070 U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loan.

According to court records, Rogers was recruited by Dennis DePriest and Greg Spencer, operators of Lebanon-based Evergreen Equity Group LLC, to borrow funds through Mid America Bank & Trust Co. in Dixon. The loan, which was said to cover equipment purchases, was drawn for R1R LLC, a company established by Evergreen for Rogers on April 3, 2006. On April 19, Rogers received the funds in his account and transferred $84,000 to a Mid America Bank Evergreen Equity account on or about the same day, according to court records.

On April 20, records show Rogers deposited $7,500 into his personal Commerce Bank account. On April 21, Rogers deposited more than $83,000 into Perris Rask’s Circle R Saloon Inc. account with Mid America Bank. In December 2006, Mid America Bank extended a $300,000 line of credit to one of its customers, who was unnamed in the court record, and more than $260,000 was then wire-transferred to the Greene County Bank account of Springfield-based JSD Marketing LLC, owned by James Stewart Dunlop. Then, more than $176,000 was transferred to Rogers’ Commerce account, which was used to pay off R1R’s SBA-backed loan.

Rogers, through his attorney, Rob J. Aiken, declined to comment.

Tracy Diefenbach, the courtroom deputy for Judge Fenner, said the sentencing should take place this fall. In the agreement, the Rogers’ maximum sentence is two years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Integrity CEO Greg Horton said Rogers’ plea agreement does not affect his employment, his position or the company’s ability to receive Medicare funding.[[In-content Ad]]

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