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Two area men sentenced in federal cattle fraud case

April 23, 2010

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Two men have been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Topeka for defrauding a cattle rancher in Jefferson County.

Dennis Stebbins of Overbrook was ordered to spend 21 months in prison, followed by three years of supervision upon his release.

Jay Wagner of Oskaloosa was placed on three years of supervised probation.

Both men were involved in defrauding the owners of the J Bar Ranch in Jefferson County by inflating the average weight and price of cattle.

Wagner pleaded guilty in August to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering. Stebbins entered a guilty plea to the same charges in October.

A judge has not yet set an amount the two men will be required to repay. A restitution hearing will be held at a later date.

Comments

g_rock 3 years, 12 months ago

I wonder how you inflate the weight of a cow? Is this like the butcher putting their thumb on the scale?

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emptymind 3 years, 12 months ago

Nothin much lower than a swindler....string'em up!

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bearded_gnome 3 years, 12 months ago

Rollin' rollin' rollin', keep them dogies rollin! Rawhide!

I won't need my sixguns in heaven mmmmmmm
'cuz there won't be no rustlers up there.
[from a fine old cowboy song]

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