Man sentenced in $4 million fraud scheme involving boats

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A 53-year-old Rogersville man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for running a $4 million fraud scheme involving boat deliveries. Michael David Dismer was sentenced Friday and ordered to pay $4.3 million in restitution to his victims and more than $768,000 in state and federal taxes. He pleaded guilty in April to tax evasion. Prosecutors said Dismer operated several businesses that built large boats, barges, and tugboats for customers around the world. Dismer admitted that he defrauded 22 customers by promising to build and deliver specific vessels. Instead, he diverted their money for his own use. He also admitted to two tax fraud schemes.

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