FORT MYERS, Fla. — Casey Crowther, the Lee County businessman found guilty of COVID-19 relief fraud, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. The judge sentenced Crowther to 36 months in prison but was taken aback when Crowther requested an extra month on his sentence, totaling 37 months, for drug and alcohol treatment.Is Crowther roofing closing because of Casey's charges?
Lee Crowther, the owner of Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal, said people are calling him assuming they are closing because of Casey’s charges. Lee wants everyone to know Casey shares the same last name, but is not associated with Crowther Roofing at all. His company never applied for PPP money.Why was Casey Crowther indicted in federal court?
Casey Crowther leaves the Federal Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. He was indicted in federal court for misusing PPP funds.What did Crowther say at the end of his case?
During final statements Crowther took a moment to address the court, saying he recognizes now that it was a ‘privilege’ to own his roofing company. He also apologized to the numerous target roofing employees who were in attendance, saying he is committed to righting his wrongs.