(KMOV) – A St. Louis man that News 4 exposed for scamming an elderly woman out of her home is now learning his fate.
Authorities say Larry Bradshaw, 56, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Last year, News 4 reported how Bradshaw convinced an 88-year-old woman, Agatha Dismuke, to control her finances and sign over her house. He then took a reverse mortgage on her home so he could use the money to buy a car and drugs.
He told News 4’s Chris Nagus “I had a cocaine problem you know what I’m saying. Ms. Agatha knew that, everyone knew that.”
After News 4’s original story aired Nagus traveled to Washington DC where both Senators Blunt and McCaskill convinced Fannie Mae to hold off on Dismuke’s eviction, allowing her to remain in her home.
As a part of his sentence, Bradshaw must also pay nearly $90,000 in restitution.