Carlos Carranza Jr., Pinal Farmer, Gets Prison for Spending USDA Loan on Strippers and BMW for Gold-Digging Wife

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Carlos Carranza Jr., 52, used a government farm loan like his personal "piggy bank," blowing the money on strippers and a BMW for his wife.

Stanfield farmer Carlos Carranza Jr. was sentenced to 21 months in prison today for blowing a government loan on strippers, a BMW and other items.

Carranza Jr.'s wife, Laura Murrill, 31, will serve a three-year probation sentence for helping to spend the dough.

Carranza Jr. used to work with family members at Carranza Farms in Pinal County, but he split off in 2009 or 2010 to farm on his own, court records state. Just prior to that, in 2008, he married Murrill -- who "readily admits" she married Carranza because she thought he was rich.

The farmer, an apparent drunk who spent most of 2009 in prison on an aggravated DUI conviction, applied for a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan in February of 2010, claiming he needed the money for farming expenses.

That April, the government wired $120,000 to his bank account. He used the money like his personal "piggy bank," records state.




Carranza He squandered $85,000 of that in just one week, including about $5,000 at the Valley topless clubs Christie's and Sonny's cabarets.

Two grand went to his ex-wife, $20,000 to a buddy. He gave $50,000 in cashier's checks to his gold-digging wife, who ran out and snagged a 2007 BWM 328i. They also bought each other various personal items.

Seeing his jackpot dwindle rapidly, Carranza applied on April 6, 2010, for a second loan installment of $75,000. He provided the government with forged receipts for bogus farm-equipment purchases, according to the sentencing memorandum.

Carranza, who pleaded guilty in February, also agrees to pay the government $56,600 in restitution.

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That doesn't look like a tractor to us, either.



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anna03380
anna03380

It’s not the first time when I see that lack of money can lead a person to a prison. How many crimes and murders were committed because of money? Even if I don’t have money at all I won’t commit a crime. It seems to me that it is much better to turn to reliable lending store online than to pinch someone or worse to kill him. Many people are sentenced to a prison because they don’t pay back loans at all. You should do everything in time. And remember that if you don’t have money you always have legal solution of this problem.

 

SSG G. Burns
SSG G. Burns

How many years is Obama going to get for giving 5 Billion to Solyndra?? Oh wait, thats ok right?

LOL 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Contrast this to a scene where a disgraced former senate president was given $40,000 in 'gifts' from the Fiesta Bowl, illegally.

What is the difference in the long run?

Carranza is being held accountable and may pay some of it back.

The other guy. Not so much. 

slippery mike
slippery mike

i've known carlos since high school.He and his brother were hard working, quiet and good to people.
im sorry to see him in this kind of trouble,but the story shed some light on how he was responsible,and must be held acountable.
 

Farmer
Farmer

The Goverment should look further in to who gave a ex-con, known addict, alcoholic $300,000.00 in the first place!!!!! Sounds like a inside job.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

A city wife who married a farmer wanted a lousy BMW instead of a high 4x4 Chevy. Makes sense.

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Ray Stern
Ray Stern

 Well, don't forget he didn't get the chance to spend the whole 120 grand...

wang
wang

BMW -Beaner Most Wealthy?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

21 months huh? after he pays his restitution, based on an original amount of 120,000, works out to a little over 3,000 per month profit. Who says crime doesn't pay? 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 When will the Bush cabal be brought to justice for LYING us into a war that cost 4000+ American lives and HUNDREDS of billions of dollars?
And,

Closer to home. When will the thugs who MURDERED Marty
Atencio face justice? Remember him?

Church Lady
Church Lady

Slippery Mike, you are correct.  The Carranzas are a good family.  Carlos unfortunately turned to alcohol and drugs. 

Durancarranza
Durancarranza

Thank you church lady.  Your comments are true and appreciated. We are ashamed and disgusted on his behalf and wish he would have gotten a much longer prison sentence, as, it is most peaceful for the family when he is locked up.

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