Thirty-six-year-old Andrew Hansen of Decorah admitted to selling the dairy goats he had pledged as collateral on Farm Services Agency loans he received to operate his goat farm. Hansen pled guilty to one count of conversion of property pledged to a farm credit agency.
He also admitted that in August of 2013 he sold equipment he pledged as security on the loans and didn’t use any of the money he got from selling the goats and equipment to pay off the loans. He was sentenced to five years probation, 50 hours of community service, and ordered to make $35,650 in restitution to the F.S.A.
On top of the penalties and probation — the charge he admitted to is a felony — which means he can no longer legally possess firearms or ammunition.