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Listen In, Lubbock: Bart Reagor sentenced to 14 years in prison

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Sarah Self-Walbrick / Texas Tech Public Media
The Reagor-Dykes Auto Group in Lubbock has been out of business for almost three years following a multimillion- dollar fraud scheme.

It has been described as one of the largest fraud schemes in the automotive industry’s history. The quick rise and then implosion of the Reagor Dykes Auto Group is a story West Texans have closely followed for over three years. Now, the former CEO, Bart Reagor, is headed to prison for 14 years after being found guilty of lying to a bank. 


Sarah Self-Walbrick, Senior Reporter, Texas Tech Public Media

Gabriel Monte, Crime and Court Reporter, Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Helpful Links:

Bart Reagor of Reagor-Dykes Auto Group handed 14-year sentence for lying to bank, from Gabriel Monte at the Lubbock Avalanche Journal

One year later: Timeline of RDAG bankruptcy and legal action, from Sarah Self-Walbrick and Gabriel Monte

How A West Texas Auto Dealer Imploded: ‘Everything Points To Greed,' from Sarah Self-Walbrick

Bart Reagor ordered to disclose potential defense strategy, from Gabriel Monte

Former RDAG CFO Shane Smith admits to federal wire fraud charge, from Gabriel Monte

Shane Smith listed as witness in Bart Reagor bank fraud trial, from Gabriel Monte

Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.