Former Rep. on trial in alleged fraud, conspiracy

Former state Rep. Loren Jennings is set to go on trial Tuesday on charges he used his office to funnel money into a company in which he had invested.

The trial will take place in federal court in St. Paul.

Jennings, 54, was indicted in October and charged with four counts of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy and two counts of money laundering.

The DFLer from Harris served in the House of Representatives from 1985 to 2002. That included a stint as chairman of the House Regulated Industries Committee, which dealt with utilities.

The charges say Jennings solicited over $650,000 in payments from power companies to Northern Pole, Inc.

Jennings’ attorney said his client denies the charges and looks forward to his day in court.

And a longer one in the Brainerd Dispatch:
Jennings: Former state lawmaker set to stand trial. (Brainerd-AP)

And another from when he was indicted:
Former state legislator Loren Jennings of Harris indicted on federal charges of mail fraud, money laundering

One Response to “At long last, former Rep. Loren Jennings goes to trial!”

  1. Ellen Says:

    Hey, Carol: Thanks for creating this blog to the amazing tornado that is your mind! I wish I understood more, but I’m trying…
    Love to you & the GSD girl,

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