Speisers sentenced for defrauding family member

Ronald Speiser, 81, and Jean Speiser, 81, of Freeburg, will spend their next year in home confinement making restitution payments after defrauding an elderly family member out of nearly $200,000.

The Speisers pled guilty to two counts of fraud and were sentenced on Thursday, Nov. 18, in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.

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