Man Sentenced for Leasing Land to Others He Did Not Own

Allison Tussey —  June 20, 2013 — Leave a comment

Seth Bradshaw, 35, Pigott, Arkansas, and formerly of Sunflower County, appeared before Judge Bettye Sanders to be sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts of false pretense.

Investigation showed that Bradshaw leased hunting land, which he did not own, to three separate victims in the amount of $37,000. Judge Sanders ordered Bradshaw to five years behind bars, with all but five days suspended. Bradshaw must also pay full restitution of $37,000 in the amount of $638 per month until paid in full, $250 to the Mississippi Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund and all court costs.

Attorney General Jim Hood announced the sentence.

The case was investigated by Roger Cribb of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division and prosecuted by the division director, Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander.

“As a hunter, I found this swindle to be particularly galling,” said Attorney General Hood,

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