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Mar 11, 2010 5:09 PM

Ky. man, La. woman get prison for $13M theft

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Kentucky man and a Louisiana woman have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in a scheme to embezzle nearly $13 million from a Gretna oil company.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier also on Thursday ordered 44-year-old Daniel Kinney, of Whitesville, Ky., and 46-year-old Donna White, of Avondale, to pay $12.7 million in restitution to John W. Stone Oil Distributor LLC.

White worked for the company, which operated a dock fueling business in the Port of New Orleans. Barbier sentenced her to 40 months in prison.

Kinney was her sister's boyfriend. He was sentenced to 78 months in prison.

Prosecutors said the stolen funds were used to pay personal expenses, gambling and to fund a racing company, Premier Motorsports, which Kinney run. Premier Motorsports owned race cars and competed in the NASCAR Busch Series.

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