The Missouri Supreme Court dealt another blow to Lamar swindler Patrick Dallas Graham's attempt to get out of his 15-year prison sentence for fraud.
The court ruled today that Graham's motion for a writ of mandamus was moot and dismissed his appeal without prejudice, meaning he can always file it again and most assuredly he will.
Graham was convicted after pleading guilty to 1997 to fraud charges in connection with swindling 500 investors,
including pop singer Pat Boone, the Herschend family that owns Silver Dollar City, and the Braschlers of Branson fame, out of more than $5 million.
Graham was the CEO of Conquest Labs, Inc., a company that he claimed was developing a vaccine for the AIDS virus. The only problem was the vaccine didn't exist.
A more complete account of Graham's exploits can be found in the May 2 Turner Report.