Ex-insurance agent to change plea in Kansas case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas insurance agent accused of stealing nearly $2 million from policyholders has told the court on the eve of trial that he wants to change his plea.

A court notation shows Jason Matthew Pennington has a change-of-plea hearing on Tuesday in federal court in Wichita.

Charges include wire and mail fraud and money laundering. One of the alleged victims is Marlene Brown, a Wichita teacher and philanthropist who died in 2009.

Prosecutors say Pennington engaged in a scheme to defraud her and others both before and after her death. His defense attorney did not immediately respond Monday to email and phone messages.

Pennington's father, James L. Pennington, pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return. The elder Pennington will be sentenced Oct. 6.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 269987381 - kake.com/a?a=269987381