March 19, 2009
A Williston man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for embezzling millions of dollars from a captive insurance company where he was a senior vice president.
Federal prosecutors say Kenneth MacKay, 37, admitted that he came up with a scheme to defraud Willis Management and others of $5 million.
He used the money to build a $1.9 million home, pay about $240,000 into college tuition savings plans for his five children, and buy a condominium in Florida.
At the March 10 sentencing, Chief Justice William Sessions III ordered him to pay $5.3 million in restitution. Prosecutors say MacKay has already forfeited $4.24 million, including the college fund, home and condo.
— The Associated Press