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Brief -- XTO

A former landman who worked for ExxonMobil Corp.'s XTO Energy Inc. office in Fort Worth, TX, has been sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $1 million in restitution for committing oil and gas mail fraud. Steven E. Fisackerly, 33, of Spring, TX, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, according to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Fisackerly worked for XTO from September 2008 to March 2012. He admitted that beginning in January 2009 and ending about January 2011, he "devised and ran a scheme to defraud XTO" by altering agreements for land in Harrison County, WV, federal prosecutors said. Fisackerly used a fraudulent company to route nine checks that XTO issued for bogus transactions that together totaled more than $1 million. District Judge Terry Means ordered Fisackerly to report to prison on Jan. 4. An XTO spokeswoman said the company had "cooperated fully" in the investigation.

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