Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Charges Filed in Case of Utah Mustangs found in Texas

I had read in several places that these horses were from Long Term Holding but it has never been verified. If so, then that's another kettle of fish entirely but all articles I have read on this subject were confusing .. Utah Mustangs sold out of long term holding in Oklahoma is entirely more complicated a case than Utah Mustangs sold out of Short Term Holding.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal grand jury is charging two Utah men with multiple counts of fraud in an alleged scheme to buy dozens of wild horses at discounted rates and sell them to commercial processors in Mexico.
Charges filed Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City say the men bought 64 wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management between February and August. The men claimed the wild horses would be used for breeding, which qualified them for lower purchase prices.

The two men are each charged with four counts of wire fraud, two counts of false statements and one count of aiding or abetting.

BLM officials became suspicious and alerted federal authorities, who intercepted a truck from Utah in August carrying 47 of the horses to the Mexican border.

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