APPEALS COURT: Film Tax Scandal Ruling Tossed
The Iowa Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a Nebraska filmmaker involved in the Iowa film tax credit scandal.
Dennis Brouse was sentenced to ten years for fraudulent practices in March of 2012.
He brought his company to Iowa to take advantage of the tax credits while filming a series of TV shows and DVDs on horse training. Prosecutors say Brouse’s company claimed more than $9 million in tax credits.
The court ruled it was impossible for jurors to find sufficient evidence to convict Brouse due to confusing jury instructions.