KC Man Being Sent to Prison for Excess Assets

Posted: Nov 21, 2012 3:37 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Nov 21, 2012 5:00 PM

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man who was paying $10 per week toward $1.3 million in federal restitution has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for failing to disclose all of his business dealings.

Clarence Burnett was the government's chief witness against four men convicted in 2001 of stealing more than $2.5 million in jewelry during a robbery of Tivol Jewels on the Country Club Plaza in 1997.

He also gave authorities information in 2000 that helped convict former Kansas City Chiefs players Tamarick Vanover of car theft and Bam Morris of drug trafficking.

The Kansas City Star reports the 38-year-old Burnett told his probation officer he was making far less money than he actually was after being released from prison in October 2007.

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