Tuesday, September 25, 2012
LITH "Puffer Fish Guy" Gets Eight Year Sentence
Bachner pleaded guilty more than a year ago to a scheme to buy and collect on a $20 million life insurance policy on a person never named in court but thought to have been his wife. Bachner also admitted to posing as “Dr. Edmund Backer” and obtaining mail-order TTX, a deadly neurotoxin to use as a murder weapon.
Kapala also ordered Bachman to serve five years' concurrent imprisonment for filing a false income tax claim and ordered him to pay $512,000 restitution.
Over the past 4 years some 20 different federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have been involved in investigating the Lake in the Hills "Puffer Fish Guy" case according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark T. Karner.