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Concrete contractor ordered to pay more restitution to victims

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 19:48:58-04

LIBERTY, Mo. — A concrete contractor who pleaded guilty to ripping off victims in five Missouri counties has been ordered to pay more victims restitution.

A Clay County judge ordered Bob Williams to pay $350 per month for the next five years.

It comes after a Jackson County judge ordered Williams to pay nearly $1000 per month for five years in April.

So far, Williams has made those Jackson County payments which go to the Missouri Attorney General's Office to be distributed.

Linda Platt is one of his Jackson County victims who hasn't been repaid yet.

She believes Williams won't be able to make the payments and should be sent to prison.

"Yes I would and I think a lot of people would too," Platt said. "It takes way too long for people to get their money back."

The 41 Action News Investigators asked Williams' attorney Larry Buccero if his client has enough income to make both the Jackson County and Clay County restitution payments.

"I don't know," he said.

The Clay County judge Thursday said Williams may want to go back to Jackson County to get his payment reduced.

Williams is represented by a different attorney in Jackson County, Eric Roby.

Roby was in court in Clay County on an unrelated case and unavailable for comment.

Williams has also been ordered to pay back his victims in Cass, Johnson and Platte counties in Missouri as part of his sentences there.

In some cases, his bond money in those counties covered the victims' restitution.