Renton man, Darrell N. Winston sentenced to home confinement and community service for role in facilitating fraud scheme
Repeatedly lied to federal investigators about work for King County Drainage District
Seattle (STL.News) A 63-year-old Renton, Washington, man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to three years of probation, including six months of home detention with electronic monitoring, and 40 hours of community service for lying to federal agents about a fraud scheme carried out by a former Drainage District Commissioner and his wife, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. In September 2020, DARRELL N. WINSTON pleaded guilty to making a false statement. At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones told him he had not shown respect for the law, saying “on these occasions to break the chain of multiple lies, you chose not to do so.”
According to records filed in the case, WINSTON repeatedly misled FBI agents about his agreement with and work for former Drainage District Commissioner Allan Thomas and his wife. WINSTON operated a business called City Biz and originally told agents he had submitted a bid and been hired by Thomas to clean some of the drainage ditches in the district.