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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ROY BRADLEY SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN TAX FRAUD, CONSPIRACY CASE: Steven Ingersoll's Co-Defendant Ordered To Serve Additional Time Consecutive To 60 Month Asbestos Sentence; Restitution Whittled Down From $934,675 to $54,135!

Enjoy the 4th of July, Roy, because your independence ends the next morning!

Ordered on Monday, June 12, by United States District Judge Thomas L. Ludington to surrender to the United States Marshal Service at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 5, Bradley learned he will be serving a 78 month stretch in federal prison for two federal convictions.

Judge Ludington ordered Bradley to serve the 18 month sentence consecutive to his 60 month asbestos sentence, the bottom of the acceptable guideline range

In a sentencing memorandum filed June 7 by Mark Satawa, Bradley's attorney, asked for leniency due to his difficult childhood and severe medical issues.

Bradley was found guilty on December 2, 2014 of four counts of illegally distributing and handling asbestos, in violation of the Clean Air Act. Bradley's co-defendant, Gerald A. Essex [AKA 'Bark'], was acquitted on the same four charges. Bradley's business, Lasting Impressions/Thunder Builders, was hired by contrepreneur Steven J. Ingersoll to renovate a former church building at 400 N. Madison Avenue and convert it into the Madison Arts campus for the Bay City Academy. 

The jury found that Bradley “failed to remove asbestos before beginning to demolish and renovate the building, failed to adequately wet and keep wet asbestos until proper disposal, failed to ensure that a person trained in the proper procedures for handling asbestos was on-site when asbestos was disturbed, and failed to ensure that asbestos-containing waste was disposed of properly”. 

Ludington sentenced Bradley to up to five years' imprisonment on March 12, 2015, and ordered Bradley to pay restitution to his workers, though the amount was not disclosed by the United States Attorney's Office. 

However, although it was determined through his federal tax fraud case that Bradley had stiffed United States taxpayers (via the Internal Revenue Service) out of a whopping $934,675.28, Ludington ordered him to pay a mere $54,135.52 in restitution.

Left unaddressed were the sentences Bradley's victims (and Steven Ingersoll's victims) are now facing for exposure to asbestos during the renovation at the Bay City Academy's now-shuttered Madison Arts campus.

Rat bastards.


  1. Are you kidding me! What is wrong with that judge, Thomas L. Ludington? If it was anyone else they would get the full extent of the law, but for some reason anything having to do with Ingersoll and Bradley, judge Ludington gives them huge huge favors. Hey judge did you ever look into whether anyone has complications from the asbestos dealings? The one who ordered the asbestos taken out was the other big man. Did you ever look to see how much money they took from people or how much money they stashed? Did you ever consider that taking care of the people of your district is more important than giving leniency to these crooks? Hmm I don't like this one bit.

  2. Wow this judgement is criminal. These guys use and abuse the law and their fines is 5 percent of the original fine. That is absolutely ridiculous.

  3. It is an outright shame that both Roy Bradley and Steven Ingersoll were ordered to pay so little of their fines.

  4. yeah that's approximately two hundred thousand a year shit I do a few years for that!