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Sisseton man sentenced to prison in grazing fraud scheme

PIERRE (AP) -- A Sisseton man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for his role in a cattle grazing fraud scheme. Authorities say 49-year-old Keith Hagen and his former wife, Amanda Holy Bull, provided custom grazing services to ranc...

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PIERRE (AP) - A Sisseton man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for his role in a cattle grazing fraud scheme.

Authorities say 49-year-old Keith Hagen and his former wife, Amanda Holy Bull, provided custom grazing services to ranchers on land they leased from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.

U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says the two entered into fraudulent contracts and pocketed the money, defrauding ranchers out of $236,000.

Hagen was sentenced this week to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay back the money. The 33-year-old Holy Bull is to be sentenced Oct. 30.

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