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Sentencing handed down in fraud case

BY RYAN KEETON
VERNON PARISH -- Sentencing has been handed down in the case of a woman convicted of fraud.
According to documents obtained from the 30th Judicial District Court, Judge Vernon Clark sentenced V.L. McKnight Robinson last month for 15 counts of fraud over $1,500 and one count of theft by fraud.
She was sentenced to five years at hard labor on three of the counts of fraud and three years each for the other nine counts.
She was also sentenced to six months in the parish jail for the one count of theft by fraud, with all of those prison terms to be served concurrently.
Robinson was also ordered to pay court costs and make financial restitution to all of her victims.  
However, the prison and jail sentences were all suspended and she was placed on three years of supervised probation, to be revoked if she fails to make restitution to her victims.
Robinson was arrested in October 2011 when six Leesville residents filed a complaint against her, accusing her of accepting $90,000 of investment capital to establish an affordable housing venture and failing to follow through on the agreement.
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