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Mon May 3, 2010
2 military Jeeps seized in MI in fraud investigation
Federal agents say they've seized two museum-quality military jeeps in Michigan in an investigation of people who claim to offer legal research to prison inmates across
Postal agents in Detroit believe it's a fraud that has added up to more than $300,000 since 2002. No charges have been filed.
They say John Wilson of Sanilac County may have used some of the money to restore a 1942 Willys Jeep and a 1952 model.
In a court filing Monday, the government says Wilson and two other people have contacted prison inmates or their families with offers to work on appeals. The fees range from $500 to $3,500. They aren't lawyers.
Wilson wants the Jeeps returned. Defense lawyer Scott Newmann denies there was any fraud.