KANSAS CITY, Mo – A Braymer man was sentenced Monday, October 3, for fraudulent practices in selling livestock.
A sentence of two years in prison without parole, and restitution of more than $262 thousand was declared against Garland Joseph Nelson, 22.
According to U.S. attorney, Tammy Dickinson, Nelson sold, for personal benefit, at least 114 head of mortgaged cattle pledged to the USDA Farm Service Agency, without notification. Nelson also stopped making payments on FSA loans after January of 2015. He was also accused of removing identification tags from over 600 head of livestock in his care, owned by other persons in order to financially benefit from selling them.