Felony Charges Filed Against North Dakota Grain Dealer
Hunter Hanson, 21, is named in complaint for issuing $94,000 bounced check for grain transactions
The Mountrail County State’s Attorney has filed a felony criminal complaint against financially troubled grain dealer Hunter Hanson, 21, of Leeds, ND, for issuing a $94,000 bounced check for grain transactions, reports the Grand Forks Herald.
In a separate civil case, a Mountrail County farmer has filed suit in Eddy County to recover $111,000 for a separate bounced check from one of Hanson’s companies.
Meanwhile, a North Dakota Public Service Commission official on Tuesday, Dec. 11, said the agency is “days” away from filing insolvency actions grain businesses Hanson runs.
On Monday, Dec. 10, Mountrail County State’s Attorney Wade Enget filed a citation against Hanson for issuing a non-sufficient fund check of $94,480.41 written to United Quality Cooperative on Oct. 26. The co-op is based in New Town with facilities in Parshall and Ross.
The charge is a Class C felony, Enget said. If convicted, the maximum penalty would be five years in the state penitentiary, with no mandatory minimum. The maximum fine is $10,000 plus restitution.
Read the full article at the Grand Forks Herald.