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Man Sentenced for Cattle Theft

A Nebraska man was sentenced in federal court for a cattle scheme, which involved transporting stolen cattle over state lines.Allen John Foos, 48, of Smithfield, Nebr. was sentenced to two years and 11 months in federal prison with the possibility of parole. The court also ordered that Foos pay $244,676 in restitution to his victims.In January, Foos pleaded guilty to causing stolen livestock to be transported across state lines. Foos admitted that he used an alias to order cattle through middlemen from the Callaway Livestock Center. In some cases, Foos sold the cattle without paying the sale barn. In other cases, Foos paid the sale barn with proceeds from a later sale. The cost of the cattle scheme totaled nearly $250,000.The charge that Foos pleaded guilty involved buying 167 cattle using a company he said was based in Shelton, Kan. A $116,944 check for payment bounced. He eventually paid $49,995 but the remaining balance has not been paid.

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