Brandon Man Sentenced on Deceptibe Business Transactions
PIERRE, S.D. Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Joseph Matthew Stanford, 38, Brandon, was sentenced today on one count of selling a motor vehicle without the consent of lienholder. Stanford received 2 years of probation, 120 days jail time with 90 days suspended. In addition, Stanford is barred from selling vehicles or working as an automotive manager for 2 years.
Stanford, owner and principal of Moto Joes, engaged in deceptive business transactions surrounding the selling and buying of a vehicle and was indicted in February 2015.
This case was investigated with the cooperative efforts of the South Dakota Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles, the Attorney Generalâ€™s Consumer Protection Division and the Division of Criminal Investigation. This case was prosecuted by the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office.