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Associated Press, Published September 08 2012

North Dakota man pleads guilty to defrauding grain customers

DEVILS LAKE, N.D — A North Dakota man accused of defrauding agriculture customers out of more than $200,000 has pleaded guilty in state court.

Authorities say Michael Jelle (JEHL’-ee) sold grain dryers and parts as the “Dryer Guy” in Maddock, and failed to deliver goods to customers.

KZZY radio reports that Jelle has agreed to plead guilty to six misdemeanor counts that were originally charged as felonies. The deal calls for him to pay back about $237,000 to his victims.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem late last year ordered Jelle to stop doing business in North Dakota.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.


Information from: KZZY-FM, http://lrradioworks.com