Sandy Parsons has been found 'guilty' in nearly all of the dozens of financial fraud charges against him as he faced a jury in Winston-Salem.
Parsons went to trial last week and faced 49 counts of financial fraud and even took the stand on Friday in his own defense.
He testified that he never saw any of the documents that were presented by the government in the case against him. Sandy Parsons said his wife, Casey, handled anything that needed to be signed and when he was asked to sign it, he would.
Monday afternoon a jury found him guilty on all charges, but three. He was found not guilty of filing a false tax return, rfalsestatement on food stamp application and making false statements to government agency.
When asked about the tax return filed in his name that listed Erica after she was gone, he said, "I ain't never filed a tax, Casey fills them out. Casey said sign this so I signed it, later adding "that's why I got Casey, she takes care of me."
During closing arguments the prosecutor told the jury that Sandy Parsons "is claiming absolute ignorance to every major event of his life."
Parsons' wife, Casey, was in court for the entire process until the verdict was read Monday afternoon. She left the courtroom just before the verdicts were released.
Casey Parsons, 39, pleaded guilty to 16 federal charges Oct. 1. She is scheduled to be sentenced February 10 in Winston-Salem.