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Harrisburg Man Pays Hefty Fine

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:23:33 CDT
By: AP

Harrisburg Man Pays Hefty Fine A southern Illinois man paid off a portion of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags. Harrisburg resident Roger Herrin was ordered to repay $500,000 in insurance money related to the 2001 death of his teenage son, who died in a car accident. Herrin packed a third of the money, $150,000, into 50-pound bags of quarters. They were unloaded from an armored truck and delivered to a Marion law firm on Wednesday. The businessman says he's upset that an appellate court ordered him to repay the money from a wrongful death suit. He says he decided to fork over the quarters in protest. He says he chose the coins because: "I couldn't do it in pennies."

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