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Verdict for Sidney-based cattle broker in cattle fraud case


DALLAS – On January 20 in the 271st Judicial District of Texas in Jack County, a jury found Tony Lyon, Owen Lyon and Monna Lyon responsible for defrauding Sidney-based cattle broker Midwestern Cattle Marketing, LLC through the use of a check kiting scheme involving the alleged purchase and sale of cattle in one of the largest cattle fraud cases in Texas history. The Jack County jury awarded $23.1million to Midwestern Cattle in a unanimous verdict.

“At its heart, this case was about the reputation of the Texas livestock industry. I told the jury they had the power to send a message to th...

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