Missouri man indicted in cattle fraud scheme in which 2 Wisconsin men killed
A federal indictment has been handed down to a Northwest Missouri man for a cattle fraud scheme that resulted in the murders of two Wisconsin men. A federal grand jury in the western district of Missouri charges Garland Nelson of Brayer with one count of mail fraud for a scheme in which he allegedly shot and killed Nicholas and Justin Diemel whose cattle he agreed to care for.
It says Nelson, an employee of his mother’s J4s Farm Enterprises defrauded the Diemels out of $215-thousand-dollars. He’s accused of selling, trading and/or killing many of the Diemels’s cattle without remitting proper payment. When the brothers came to Brayer to collect, according to a separate state case, Nelson killed them. He faces trial on the murder charges next June.