Smith County Woman Guilty of Federal Violations - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Smith County Woman Guilty of Federal Violations

Updated:

TYLER, TEXAS – A 44-year-old Whitehouse, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Kristi Isom pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud today before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell.

According to information presented in court, in September 2011, Isom solicited an individual to intentionally set fire to and burn a residence on East FM 344 in Whitehouse, Texas. 

Isom admitted that she advised the individual of the general habits of the inhabitants of the home so that the individual could set the house on fire while it was unoccupied. 

After the residence was set on fire and burned, the owner of the residence filed a claim for insurance proceeds due to damage cause by the fire. 

Isom was listed as a co-owner on the insurance policy and admitted that she endorsed a check drawn on the account of “The Hartford Large Loss Organization” in the amount of $2,500. This check was one of several that were deposited, sent and delivered by mail. The total claim paid was $89,950. 

A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Dec. 18, 2013 charging Isom with federal violations.

Isom faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigation Division, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Smith County Fire Marshal, U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Mobile meth lab shut down; federal agency collects weapons

    Mobile meth lab shut down; federal agency collects weapons

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:17:20 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) -- Weapons and drugs were swept up after a local hotel cleaning crew ran into more than they could handle. On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at approximately 1:00 PM, Tyler Police Officers were dispatched to the Sleep Inn located at 5555 Donnybrook when the hotel cleaning staff entered one of the rooms to clean it and observed several suspicious items lying in the open.More >>
    TYLER (KYTX) -- Weapons and drugs were swept up after a local hotel cleaning crew ran into more than they could handle. On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at approximately 1:00 PM, Tyler Police Officers were dispatched to the Sleep Inn located at 5555 Donnybrook when the hotel cleaning staff entered one of the rooms to clean it and observed several suspicious items lying in the open.
    More >>
  • Search warrant filed for woman indicted for driving car into Longview crowd

    Search warrant filed for woman indicted for driving car into Longview crowd

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:14:56 GMT
    A Hallsville woman accused of driving into a crowd of about 20 people last fall in South Longview faces new driving charges.
    More >>
    A Hallsville woman accused of driving into a crowd of about 20 people last fall in South Longview faces new driving charges.
    More >>
  • Islamic State releases video depicting another beheading

    Islamic State releases video depicting another beheading

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:09:14 GMT
    (Photo: SITE)(Photo: SITE)
    (USA TODAY) - The terror group Islamic State released a video Tuesday apparently depicting the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.Sotloff, kneeling, says he is "paying the price" for the U.S. intervention in Iraq with his life.More >>
    (USA TODAY) - The terror group Islamic State released a video Tuesday apparently depicting the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.Sotloff, kneeling, says he is "paying the price" for the U.S. intervention in Iraq with his life.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.