This Man Had His Son Shoot Him In The Legs To Delay His Prison Term, And You'll Never Guess What Crime He Committed...
DailyMail- It was a dramatic tale: A man was attacked on the side of a road and badly wounded the day before he was to report to prison in an Oregon mortgage fraud scheme.
Shannon Egeland told police he had stopped to help a pregnant motorist when he was hit in the head and shot.
That story turned out to be false, but the truth was equally bizarre.
Egeland, 41, has admitted he ordered his teenage son to shoot him in the legs so he could delay his prison term and collect on a disability insurance policy. The shooting broke a bone in one of Egeland's legs and led to the amputation of one of his feet.
On Wednesday, the former Bend developer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a charge that stemmed from the disability insurance policy he applied for a week before the shooting.
Egeland was vice president of 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 from 2004 to 2008.
And the answer is...MORTGAGE FRAUD!!! That's right, the man that ordered his son shoot him in the legs to delay his sentencing was a WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL! Would you look at that face? I had repeated acts of sexual assault as the clear favorite. I don't have the exact numbers in front of me, but if we are talking felonies committed by someone that's willing to take a bullet then I have to imagine that "mortgage fraud" had about the same odds as Leicester City did to win the Premier League. The most I thought a person that was arrested for embezzling money would do to avoid jail time is flea the country or get cosmetic surgery and move to the boondocks. Nope, not this guy. He didn't just lay down on his stomach and take it like those other Ponzi Schemers. He immediately made up a totally believable story in which he randomly got shot by an unknown person while helping a pregnant motorist. Not only that, but then he left his home office and told his now traumatized teenager to blow his kneecaps off like he owed him drug money. He may be a scumbag that cost people millions upon millions of dollars, but don't you dare say he's not persistent. Criminals that are inevitably going to be put behind bars are always trying to push back their court dates, but how many would give up one of their fucking feet to do so? You can give him a life sentence for all I care, but make sure he gets that disability insurance policy. He's at least earned that with a last gasp financial scam that can only be described as courageous.