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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Harper County Cattle Buyer Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges

WICHITA, KAN. - A cattle buyer from Harper County was indicted Tuesday on federal fraud charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Randall D. Patterson, 62, Anthony, Kan., is charged with 14 counts of wire fraud. Patterson owned Anthony Livestock Co. (ALC), which was in the business of buying and selling cattle. He was the president of the National Livestock Marketing Association from 2004 to 2006.

The indictment alleges Patterson had an agreement to buy cattle at a “delivered price” from JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding. That price included the price paid for the cattle, the cost of freight, health costs for cattle and a commission of 50 cents per hundredweight. Five Rivers would notify Patterson of a maximum delivered price and Patterson would purchase cattle at sales barns in Kansas and Oklahoma. The sales barns would prepare invoices showing the price paid at auction.

The indictment alleges Patterson:

Caused sales barns to issue invoices falsely inflating the prices ALC agreed to pay at auction.

Caused ALC employees to fax invoices to Five Rivers falsely inflating the amount paid for cattle.

Caused at least 14 faxes to be sent to Five Rivers and other cattle feeding companies falsely inflating the amount paid ALC paid for cattle.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each fraud count. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Agriculture investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

 

OTHER GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS

Trayvon L. Williams, 21, Wichita, Kan., is charged in a superseding indictment with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of ammunition following a felony conviction, and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Dec. 1, 2015 in Wichita, Kan.

If convicted he faces a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the firearm charges, and up to a year and a fine up to $1,000 on the marijuana charge. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster is prosecuting.

Dat T. Huynh, 26, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances, one count of unlawful possession of ammunition by a user of controlled substances, one count of unlawful possession of a sawed off shotgun and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 25, 2016, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the first two firearms charges, a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $10,000 on the shotgun charge, and a maximum penalty of one year and a fine up to $1,000 on the marijuana charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Alexander S. Rivera, 22, Long Beach, Calif., and Destiney L. Metzger, 18, Long Beach, Calif., are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred June 11, 2016, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, they face penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million on possession with intent to distribute charge, and a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the interstate travel charge. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Kevin M. Jones, 30, Wichita, Kan., and Treasure N. Jones, 28, Wichita, Kan., are charged with three counts of counterfeiting $20 and $50 bills. The crimes are alleged to have occurred April 9 and 10, 2016, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

Anthony Grant Oshel, 37, Wichita, Kan., is charged with three counts of counterfeiting $20 bills. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 24 and 25, 2016, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

Topic: 
Financial Fraud
Updated June 22, 2016