An Iowa jury has convicted a Nebraska filmmaker of defrauding the state out of tax credits.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller accused Dennis Brouse of making false expenditure statements to the state in applying for tax credits to offset his expenses in producing “Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse.”
Brouse, who is 64 and from Plattsmouth, produced and starred in the public television and DVD series which featured him training difficult horses. Brouse, as owner of “Changing Horse Productions,” applied for tax credits through the Iowa Film Office tax credit program.
A jury in Polk County convicted Brouse of first-degree fraud. The verdict today came after the Iowa Court of Appeals reversed a 2012 verdict that convicted Brouse of the same fraud charge.
A sentencing hearing has been set for March 23rd.