Man who aided dad's NY beach drown scam in custody

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Associated Press

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man who admitted helping fake his father's drowning at a New York beach in an insurance scam has been captured.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Jonathan Roth after he failed to appear at his scheduled sentencing Sept. 20.

The Nassau County district attorney's office says Roth was captured Thursday night by a bail bondsman and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Roth pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy. Court documents show he has several warrants pending for unrelated harassment charges involving a girlfriend.

His father, Raymond Roth, has admitted faking his death off Jones Beach. He was expected to get a 90-day jail sentence but later was arrested on attempted kidnapping charges.

A call to Jonathan Roth's attorney hasn't been returned.

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