Convicted fraudster had son shoot him in the leg to delay prison

A convicted Oregon fraudster had his teenage son shoot him in the leg so he could be an amputee in a bid to delay the start of a prison sentence and to scam a disability insurance company.

Shannon Egeland, 43, who is already serving a 10-year prison term in a mortgage-fraud scheme, was sentenced to an additional four years on Wednesday over the botched incident with his son.

Egeland was vice president of development company that orchestrated tens of millions of dollars in mortgage fraud during last decade's real estate boom and bust.

He had been ordered to begin serving his 10-year federal prison sentence on August 1, 2014.

Shannon Egeland, 43, (in a 2014 mugshot) who is already serving a 10-year fraud sentence in Oregon, was given another four years on Wednesday over the botched incident with his son

Shannon Egeland, 43, (in a 2014 mugshot) who is already serving a 10-year fraud sentence in Oregon, was given another four years on Wednesday over the botched incident with his son

But the day before he was due to report, Egeland was wounded in a roadside shooting near Caldwell, Idaho.

He told police he was shot in the legs after stopping to help a pregnant motorist in the middle of the night. 

It was later revealed that Egeland had persuaded his 17-year-old son to fire at him with a shotgun. 

The day before he was ordered to start serving a 10-year sentence for a mortgage-fraud scheme, Egeland persuaded his 17-year-old son to shoot him in the leg with a shotgun (above in a 2014 mugshot)

The day before he was ordered to start serving a 10-year sentence

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