Flaherty defendants arraigned

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 9, 2003

Tribune staff reports

Owners and employees of an Albert Lea car dealership were arraigned on charges of theft by swindle and tax fraud on Friday.

In April County Attorney Craig Nelson charged Denis Christopher Flaherty, 58, Ellen Marie Flaherty, 57, and Jerald Jerome Montag, 41, of Flaherty Auto & Truck Center with theft by swindle and motor vehicle sales-tax fraud. Sean Timothy Flaherty, 36, was also charged with swindle.

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Nelson said there were several delays for arraignments for the quartet because their lawyer had scheduling conflicts.

They were released without bail. Their next court date is Sept. 15.