POLSON — A 29-year-old Ronan man has pleaded guilty to deceptive practices for selling non-existent cattle to two buyers for over $180,000.
KERR-AM reports Andrew Jackson entered his plea Thursday in District Court in Polson. Under the plea agreement, the state is recommending a suspended sentence to the Department of Corrections so Jackson can pay restitution.
Prosecutors said Jackson made the transactions in March and May of 2013, and the buyers notified Lake County authorities in December 2013 that they had not received the cattle.
Court records say Jackson acknowledged he didn’t have any cattle for sale.
Jackson was convicted in 2013 for writing a bad check and was given a three-year deferred sentence that required him to pay $18,000 in restitution.
District Judge Kim Christopher scheduled Jackson’s sentencing for July 30.
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