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VR Lab owners sentenced to federal prison

Posted: 7:20 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 19:20:26-04

FORT MYERS, FLa. — VR lab owner Kay Gow was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Gow and her husband were found guilty by a federal jury on February 22, 2019. Robert Gow is now deceased .

Kay and her husband Robert were part of a conspiracy to defraud Lee County out of $5 million in grant funds, an individual investor out of $500,000, and the laundering of the proceeds.

Ultimately, Lee County disbursed approximately $4.7 million in FIRST grant funds to VR Labs, but the manufacturing facility was never completed or operational.