A Polk County jury found a Nebraska film producer guilty of fraud Thursday in a case that’s part of the Iowa film tax scandal. The jury convicted 61-year-old Dennis Brouse of Plattsmouth, Nebraska of a felony count of first-degree fraudulent practice.
Brouse, who owns Changing Horse Productions, was acquitted of a charge of first-degree ongoing criminal conduct. Changing Horse Productions produced five television shows and DVD’s on horse training, including “Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse.”
Brouse produced and starred in the shows and received film tax credits of just over $9.1-million before the program was shut down. He will be sentenced on May 2nd with a potential maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and fine of $10,000.
Brouse is the seventh person convicted in the film tax scandal. An accountant for Changing Horses Productions, 38-year-old Chad Witter of Bettendorf, is set to go on trial on five felony charges related to the scandal on April 16th.