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American Horse Council Inc et al v. Ashley Furst and Christopher Furst.

The American Horse Council, Inc. and its Foundation filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Colorado against its former communications director Ashley Furst and her husband, Christopher. ...
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USEF Considers Reinstatement for Criminal Horse Trainers

USEF Considers Reinstatement for Criminal Horse Trainers

The USEF is considering reinstating two of the horse industry’s notorious criminals. Virginia hunter jumper trainers Keg Berlin and Josh Cardine were convicted of fraud in 2004 and served time in federal prison....
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Purported Equine Veterinarian Harming NJ Horses: Attorney General

Purported Equine Veterinarian Harming NJ Horses: Attorney General

Accused of deceiving clients, a New Jersey woman is facing action after she allegedly impersonated a licensed equine veterinarian. Officials say Jacque Smith's lack of qualifications caused some horses to suffer horrific ...
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Jerry Lawson aka Jeffrey Scott Haywood

Fraudster Boarding Stable Manager Guilty of Forgery

Stable Manager A jury found the stable manager of Canter Brook Equestrian Center in Massachusetts guilty of nine charges including forgery and larceny on Thursday. The long-time fraudster Jerry Dawson also goes by th...
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Financial fraud hits Masterson Farms for $800K+. Who are you hiring?

Masterson Farms Manager Sentenced to Prison for $800K+ Fraud

"Financial fraud can happen anywhere and can be devastating to local businesses," U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant cautions. "The defendant used his position of trust and authority to steal proceeds for his own personal...
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Feds: Motion Filed to Cash-In Crundwell Assets

US Attorney: Former AQHA Breeder to Plead Guilty

Feds say former quarter horse breeder Rita Crundwell will plead guilty to theft. Crundwell is accused of stealing $53 million during her time as Dixon's comptroller to fund her horse operation and lavish spending....
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LYNN KASSEM v MATT MARTIN, DEBI CONNOR aka DEBORAH CONNOR dba DEBI CONNOR SALES, et al.

Tennessee hunter/jumper trainer Matt Martin is being sued for failing to disclose health and behavior issues of sales horses he recommended. The suit accuses Martin of fraud, breach of contract and negligent misrepresenta...
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Frog Pond Farm Horse Rescue Accused of Misappropriating $50K

Frog Pond Farm Horse Rescue Accused of Misappropriating $50K

The 17-count lawsuit accuses Lisa Gordon of misappropriating nearly $50,000 between 2011 and 2013. The complaint states the president of Frog Pond Farm, in Ohio, admitted to using the charity's accounts for numerous pers...
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Symbols of Rita Crundwell's Quarter Horses Removed

Symbols of Rita Crundwell's Quarter Horses Removed, For Sale

They've been seen in press photos around the world, and are all that remain of Rita Crundwell's former quarter horse empire. Now, those symbols are being sold. “This is another visible step in the continued dismantling ...
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Crundwell Appears on State Charges

Crundwell Appears on State Charges

Former quarter horse breeder Rita Crundwell made her first appearance in a Lee County court Monday. The fired Dixon comptroller was charged with 60 felony counts of theft by the state in September....
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Dennis Brouse: Guilty of Fraud

Dennis Brouse: Guilty of Fraud

The jury found Dennis Brouse guilty of fraudulent practices for securing millions of dollars in Iowa film tax credits for his video production company, Changing Horses Productions....
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High Rolling AQHA Breeder Pleads Not Guilty to $53M Theft

High Rolling AQHA Breeder Pleads Not Guilty to $53M Theft

Prosecutors allege Crundwell stole the millions to support her horse business and lavish lifestyle by transferring city funds to a secret account. It is unknown if Crundwell's farm manager and boyfriend, Jim McKillips, k...
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Horse Trainer Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Horse Trainer Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

An Iowa Judge sentenced horse trainer Dennis Brouse today to the maximum penalty for fraudulent practices for securing millions of dollars in state film tax credits for his video production company, Changing Horses Produ...
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Douglas Wheeler v. Christina Bishop

The plaintiff alleges that he relied on defendant, who is a hunter/jumper trainer, prior to purchasing what was known by defendant to be a horse with issues for $175,000....
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, against LAURENCE M. BROWN a/k/a LAWRENCE M. BROWN AND RONALD J. MANGINI, Defendants and INFINITY FARMS, LTD., SLOAN A. BROWN...

The complaint alleges that Brown and Mangini sold securities to a number of investors, including clients of their accounting practice, and have illegally obtained over $2 million from investors, which allegedly supported t...
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, against WG TRADING INVESTORS, L.P., WG TRADING COMPANY, LP, and ROBIN GREENWOOD and JANET WALSH.

Paul Greenwood pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy and securities fraud after he and his partner were indicted of conspiring to steal $554 million from investors. His wife, pony trainer Robin Greenwood, is a re...
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Edward Allan Buck Plaintiff v. Cesar Parra, Michael C. Davis, Kathleen Riley, Stephen Kiront, Barry Kiront, David Schrager, Defendants.

A complaint filed against dressage trainer Cesar Parra alleges deceptive trade practices. Defendants include trainer Katie Riley, Parra's client Michael Davis, and Apex Stables International, Inc. Officers Stephen K...
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STATE OF FLORIDA v. SHANNON LEE SUTCLIFFE

STATE OF FLORIDA v. SHANNON LEE SUTCLIFFE

Shannon Sutcliffe pleaded guilty to organized fraud and altering an equine chart. The former Florida resident goes by multiple aliases and has an open warrant for her arrest in Maryland....
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SUSAN RACHAEL STEIN, Plaintiff, vs. LEFT BANK EQUINE, INC., JAMES BELDEN, DVM, DARREN GRAZIANO dba DG VENTURE, Defendants.

Susan Stein sued Dr. James Belden and show jumper trainer Darren Graziano after the $200K jumper she bought wasn't as described or vetted....
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JOHN R. NEAL AND LEA A. NEAL, PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES, v. SJEF JANSSEN, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

The plaintiffs learned that the buyer had actually paid the defendant $480,000 for the dressage horse. Plaintiffs brought an action against defendant for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud....
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