1986 - Volume #10, Issue #3, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Three Minnesotans Charged With FraudA U.S. District Court grand jury has indicted three Minnesotans for mail fraud, alleging that they created companies that fraudulently sold grain processing equipment.
Charged with a total of 64 counts of mail fraud for alleged activities between January 1980 and December 1984 were: James Thornberg, of Osseo: his brother, Steven Thornberg, of Mound; and Steven Olson, of Litchfield.
According to the indictment, the trio did business as Grain King Corp., Rebel Industries Inc., Jim Thornberg Inc., Steven Lloyd Corp., Hogvon Co., JTI Inc., and JSX Corp.
The defendents recruited and employed sales personnel for the purpose of contacting customers by telephone and by mail, soliciting their purchase of grain-processing equipment and other equipment, according to the indictment.
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