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Sentencing Ordered in JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Hay Theft

Prowers County Courthouse

Press Release from Joshua Vogel, District Attorney, 15 Judicial District

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Douglas Morris pled guilty to Theft, a class four felony, for his criminal conduct occurring between October 19, 2015 and December 31, 2015 for allegedly having stolen, sold and kept sums of money for illegally selling hay from his company of employment. Morris was sentenced to serve four years of probation.  As special conditions of probation, he has to serve 90 days in the Prowers County Jail (he has to report tonight by 5 PM) and pay $117,163 to JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding and $5,480 to Colorado Department of Revenue in criminal restitution.

In pleading guilty to the class four felony, he admitted to stealing $99,999 from JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, but has to pay the full amount alleged in restitution. He was also charged tax evasion and filing a false tax return, but those charges were dismissed with his plea of guilty to F4 Theft.  Morris nonetheless has to pay restitution to Colorado Department of Revenue.  If he violates probation or fails to pay the total amount of restitution, he could face up to six years in Colorado Department of Corrections.

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