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BACK TO JAIL: Barto surrenders to deputies in Seneca Co. Court

Former Waterloo Justice Roger Barto is headed back to jail.

The last-minute move to modify Barto’s sentence by attorney Gary Muldoon was not accepted. Muldoon argued that a modification to the sentence could be made, and offered house arrest as an alternative.

The reason for the modification: A medical condition.

The details of the medical condition were not released by Seneca County officials. However, Muldoon gave Seneca County Court Judge Dennis Bender the equipment, which is apparently connected to an implant inside his chest, according to Greg Cotterill, who was at the court house on Friday.

Muldoon argued that the cost would be significant to Seneca County, if they were to incarcerate him for six months.

Barto surrendered to deputies.

He was convicted in October 2015 for insurance fraud, defrauding the government, falsifying business records, as well as falsely reporting an incident. He claimed an attack took place, which made international headlines — as he alleged the attack took place with a toilet seat.

He was sentenced to six months at the Seneca County Correctional Facility. However, he attempted to appeal, which allowed him a temporary stay. The appeal was ultimately denied and the stay expired.

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