San Antonio man with crime history gets 25 years

SAN ANTONIO, TX Prosecutor Shane Keyser says 65-year-old Douglas Leo Lott was linked to alleged scams dating to the 1960s and had been arrested 47 times.

Lott in August pleaded no contest to accepting payments through his S&B Building Contractors Co., then never finishing the project for 85-year-old Arthur Perales.

Judge Maria Teresa Herr on Monday also ordered Lott to make restitution, plus pay a $10,000 fine. Prosecutors say Lott still hasn't paid more than $56,000 to nine customers who sued him in 1996.

A bribery charge against Lott, who allegedly tried to pay off his probation officer to recommend probation, is pending.

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