On the day their trial was to have begun, six members of the "Kimble Ring" entered guilty pleas in Shreveport Federal Court to charges of conspiracy and fraud.  

They admitted to staging automobile accidents and submitting fraudulent insurance claims for bodily injury and property damage.  All six are either related or they're friends and associates of the Kimble family, thus the ring's name.  When they're sentenced in November, some of the ring members could be facing as much as 55 years in federal prison, fines of up to $250-thousand, and three years supervised release -- as well as having to pay restitution.

The six, and the charges to which they've pled, are:

42-year-old Bobby Lee Kimble of Athens, La, who pled guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud, and health care fraud.

54-year-old Joe Abbott of Arcadia, La, who pled guilty to conspiracy, mail fraud, and health care fraud.

30-year-old Marcus Kimble, of Arcadia, La, who pled guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud, and health care fraud.

29-year-old demario henderson of Homer, La, who pled guilty to conspiracy and health care fraud.

25-year-old Monica Jenkins of Athens, La, who pled guilty to conspiracy, mail fraud, and health care fraud

33-year-old Larry Kimble of Athens, La, who pled guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud.