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Iowa Woman Sentenced for Lying About 2008 Flood Damage

A 37-year-old Iowa woman has been sentenced to federal prison for lying about 2008 flood damage in Cedar Rapids.

Federal prosecutors say Emily Protsman on Wednesday was given 18 months behind bars and five years of supervised release once she leaves custody. Protsman also must pay more than $8,800 in restitution.

She’d pleaded guilty in October to one count of disaster benefits fraud. For more information on this story, click ClaimsJournal