Con-man contractor sentenced to 12 years in prison

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by Adam McDonald, KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 4 at 9:40 PM

(KMOV) -- A con-man contractor who stole thousands of dollars from many St. Louis residents has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.  

Jason Leavey owned multiple construction companies, each going by a different name and always promising to get the job done, but for years didn't do any of the work.

Florissant resident Jean Halsey was one of his victims. Halsey gave $4400 to Leavy for new windows and doors for her home.

“Six weeks passed and it was just one excuse after another,” Halsey said. “He never showed up with the windows.”

Leavy has now been sentenced to 12 years in jail in St. Charles County and has another sentencing hearing in St. Louis County.

Halsey has decided to testify against Leavy in court. “This guy wants clemancy, but he is lying,” Halsey said. “And claiming that he did work that he did not do.”

In 2006, Leavy served 18 months of a four year sentence in jail for committing the same crimes.

Halsey wants to make sure this time that Leavy isn't released from jail early because she thinks he will just go back to ripping people off.

“He threatened that something could happen to my house,” said Halsey. “So I definitely think he needs to serve his full time.”

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