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Man charged in 2 states pleads not guilty to wire fraud

July 21, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A businessman facing federal charges in two states has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud in Montana.

Larry Wayne Price Jr. is accused of putting nearly $14 million of investors’ money into his personal accounts. The Billings Gazette reports he entered his pleas on Thursday.

In Virginia, Price is charged with making fraudulent statements to the FBI after claiming he was abducted and drugged by a biker gang. He pleaded not guilty to those charges in May.

At least three businesses have sued Price in the Montana case.

One, a Wyoming company called Three Blind Mice LLC, got possession of a mansion that Price built in Billings.

A judge also awarded P&H Trucking and MY Company a judgment of more than $6 million after Price failed to respond to their lawsuit against him.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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