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Gregg County con man gets two-year state jail sentence

Gregg County con man gets two-year state jail sentence
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 1:58pm

Danny Lynn Busher accepted a maximum two-year state jail sentence this morning for theft.

Busher, 58, of Longview, has been arrested and convicted by multiple agencies during the past two decades. Smith County authorities took him into custody Wednesday on theft charges there. He was later transported to the Gregg County Jail.

Prosecutors said Busher conned at least six Gregg County residents out of more than $23,500 in cash for which he must pay restitution as part of his plea agreement today. In exchange, the Gregg County District Attorney's Office charged him with theft between $1,500 and $20,000 - a state jail felony punishable by up to two years - rather than third-degree felony theft that carries up to 10 years in prison.

Still, Assistant District Attorney Stacee Brownlee said Busher tried to negotiate a lesser sentence because of his health issues.

Read about Busher's charges in surrounding counties here.

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