By Robert Bordelon
Sentencing for Joel McGuire took place Tuesday, January 9, in the Southern District Court of West Virginia, a branch of the United States District Court.
McGuire was the funeral director and co-owner of Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, LLC, located in Union, and also worked as an agent for Homesteaders Life Company, which offered insurance policies that provided funding for funeral services upon an individual's death. According to the indictment, McGuire allegedly falsely reported the deaths of individuals who had previously purchased Homesteaders Life insurance policies through him. Homesteaders Life authorized payouts to Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home for the reported deaths for over $75,000.
Read more in the Wednesday, January 10, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.