If you're planning to screw someone out of a $1 million with a harebrained idea to buy cattle in Mexico and re-sell them in the U.S. at a higher price, the last person you want to mess with is Jack Bauer.
I mean, come on. Kiefer Sutherland not only gets wasted and head-butts fashion designers, he can have Chloe O'Brien stare you down until you choke on your own vomit.
But, one California cowboy tried to pull a fast one on 'Ole Kiefer and now he's stepped in a big pile of manure.
Yesterday, Michael Wayne Carr, pleaded guilty to three counts of grand theft and forgery for falsifying contracts and running a fraudulent cattle scheme costing investors including Sutherland over $1.5 million.
The scheme was pretty simple, and reminds us of a similar arbitrage involving groceries.
According to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, Carr told Sutherland that he would buy cattle from Mexico and resell them for a significant profit in the United States. But, prosecutors say there is no evidence Carr ever bought any cows.
Carr agreed to pay nearly $1 million in restitution and serve up to seven years in prison. The 44-year old cowboy is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 1.