Man Learns Fate for Perjury After Filing Suits Claiming He Was Hurt While He Did Yard Work

An eastern Pennsylvania man who filed more than 30 lawsuits claiming to be severely injured is heading to prison for perjury after he was found doing maintenance on his house.

Sixty-year-old James George Douris was sentenced to one to 23 months behind bars on Monday in Bucks County.

Douris pleaded guilty in October to perjury stemming from a court proceeding. Authorities say he claimed he couldn't walk or hold a glass of water and hadn't been served with court papers because he couldn't pick up papers left at his door.

But investigators eventually caught him using a power saw and ladder. Surveillance footage displayed by prosecutors shows Douris raking his lawn, dumping debris and pulling a hand cart as he does yard work.

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