Truth is as Strange as Fiction in Staged Shooting Case
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former developer from Bend, Oregon admits he got his teenage son to shoot him in the legs so he could delay a 12-year prison term for mortgage fraud and collect disability insurance.
Shannon Egeland pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Egeland was vice president the now-defunct Desert Sun Development, which orchestrated tens of millions of dollars in mortgage fraud during central Oregon's real estate boom and bust.
He had told police that he was shot on an Idaho roadside after stopping to help a pregnant motorist. The shooting left Egeland without one foot.