Sioux Falls man gets prison for wire fraud

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A 64-year-old Sioux Falls man convicted of wire fraud has been sentenced to 30 months behind bars and a very large amount of restitution.

Richard Harkness received the sentence last week from U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier. In addition to the federal prison time, followed by three years of supervised release, Harkness must pay $738,557.34 to Hoegemeyer Hybrids (formerly Curry Seed Company), as well as a $100 special assessment to the federal crime victims fund.