County analyst convicted in insurance fraud case



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 49-year-old Clark County human resources analyst was found guilty of fraud and conspiracy for plotting with a dead former judge to steal $824,000 from an auto insurance company.

Erik Holman's defense attorneys said he'll appeal the jury verdict reached Thursday in Las Vegas.

U.S. District Judge James Mahan scheduled sentencing June 5.

Holman was convicted of conspiring with former Henderson Municipal Court Judge John Provost to embezzle money from American Family Insurance between October 2005 and April 2009.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1nobubd ) the jury was told that Holman reaped the benefit of phony invoices that Provost created for work that Holman didn't do for the insurance company.

Provost committed suicide in July 2009 amid embezzlement allegations.

Holman didn't testify. His lawyers told jurors that Provost acted alone.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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