Bio: Laabs, Arthur (Appeal Sentence – 1967)


Surnames: Laabs, Schoengarth

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 30 Mar 1967

Arthur Laabs, a leader in dairy circles for years, and a prominent businessman in this area (northern Clark Co., Wis.), was given a sentence not to exceed 18 months in Waupun State Prison when he appeard in Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon at Neillsville. The sentence was pronounced by Judge Lowell Schoengarth on a charge of filing a false state with Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for a license to operate dairy plants.

Laabs was found guilty of the complaint early in March, following a jury trial of several days in circuit court at Neillsville. A similar charge filed against Orville Laabs, a brother of Arthur, was dismissed during the course of the trial for lack of evidence.

After pronouncing sentence Monday, Judge Schoengarth granted a motion for a stay of the sentence to permit the defendant time to file a motion for an appeal of the jury conviction.

Laabs was freed on bail bond of $1,000, ordered by the court in lieu of the recognizance bond which had been given as surety for his appearance, pending trial and sentencing.



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