Oklahoma business briefs, Jan. 19

Oklahoma business briefs, Jan. 19
Modified: January 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm •  Published: January 19, 2013

Pool contractor sentenced

An Edmond swimming pool contractor has pleaded guilty in Oklahoma County District Court to charges of embezzlement and home repair fraud, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. As a result of a plea agreement, Gary Robert Oester, 55, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, to be added to eight years he is serving after pleading guilty to similar charges in Logan County in July. Oester operated under the business name Indigo Custom Pools. Authorities said he contracted to install or repair pools in March through June 2011, taking up-front payments, but failing to complete the work.

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