The latest in the Glenn Neasham annuity trialBlog added by Lauren McNitt on April 6, 2012
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Editor's note: This page is dedicated to keeping you abreast of what's happening in the Glenn Neasham case and its implications for the industry. The page will be updated consistently.


A 12-person jury found former insurance agent Glenn Neasham, 52, guilty of felony theft on Oct. 23, 2011 for selling an annuity to an elderly woman.

Judge Richard Martin on Feb. 29, 2012 denied the motion for a new trial, refused to drop the felony charge to a misdemeanor and sentenced Neasham to probation and 300 days in jail. Martin stayed all but 90 days of the sentence. Neasham is due to turn himself in on April 18. He plans to appeal.


On March 20, the judge permitted Neasham to post bail pending appeal, according to his attorney. The bail was set at $20,000. Neasham is expected to post bail before his April 18 turn in date, which will delay his jail sentence until the conclusion of the appeal.

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