Bolt Pleads Guilty to Wire, Mail Fraud

Posted: January 17, 2014 at 5 a.m.

A Rogers scam artist pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to fraud for claiming property that did not belong to him, under the guise of running a cancer treatment center.

Legal Lingo

Plea Bargain

A negotiated agreement between a criminal defendant and a prosecutor in which the defendant agrees to plead “guilty” or “no contest” to some crimes, along with possible conditions, in return for reduction of the severity of the charges, dismissal of some of the charges, or some other benefit to the defendant. Plea bargaining helps save the time and expense of trials by allowing the prosecutor to obtain guilty pleas in cases that might otherwise go to trial.


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