A Nebraska film and video producer has been sentenced to a decade in prison for his role in the Iowa Film Office scandal. A Polk County judge sentenced 61-year-old Dennis Brouse of Plattsmouth, Nebraska to 10-years in prison for his conviction on a charge of fraudulent practices in the first-degree.
He was acquitted of charges of first-degree theft and ongoing criminal conduct. The Iowa Attorney General said Brouse made false statements in applying to get state film tax certificates totaling over $9-million for 5 projects through his “Changing Horse Productions” company.
The accountant for Brouse’s company, 38-year-old Chad Witter of Bettendorf, is set to go on trial July 23rd on five felony counts related to the tax credit scandal.