BOSTON - A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after she admitted that she and her husband intentionally ate glass particles, then submitted false insurance claims.
Mary Evano, 49, was also ordered yesterday to pay more than $340,000 in restitution. In September, she pleaded guilty to a 23-count federal indictment charging her with fraud, conspiracy and other offenses.
Federal prosecutors alleged that between 1997 and 2005, the couple collected more than $200,000 in compensation after filing insurance claims that they had been injured by restaurants, hotels and grocery stores that had served them food containing glass particles.
Evano's husband, Ronald Evano, is serving a five-year prison term after pleading guilty in 2007.
The couple also lived in Maryland and West Virginia. They incurred more than $100,000 in medical bills, which remain unpaid.