Shannon Egeland of Portland Oregon was set to begin a 10-year prison term for mortgage fraud, but he wasn’t quite ready to start his sentence. Instead of reporting to authorities, he instructed his 17-year-old son to shoot him in the leg with a shotgun and made up a story about getting assaulted while helping a stranded pregnant motorist in order to delay his prison term. It didn’t work. Here are more details from the New York Post:
Egeland, 41, has admitted he ordered his teenage son to shoot him in the legs so he could delay his prison term and collect on a disability insurance policy. The shooting broke a bone in one of Egeland’s legs and led to the amputation of one of his feet.
On Wednesday, the former Bend developer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a charge that stemmed from the disability insurance policy he applied for a week before the shooting.
He was sentenced to an additional four years for his efforts and is also now one leg short. He pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and failure to pay child support in 2016.