Judge drops several charges against Tim Burns


We have an update on the KELOLAND News investigation into Global Aquaponics.  

One day after Tobias Ritesman pleaded guilty to 18 federal fraud charges, there are new developments in the case.  

Court papers filed Friday say a judge dropped several charges against Tim Burns. 

The longtime Brookings Developer was charged with 10 counts of defrauding investors to the tune of at least $300,000. He’s now charged with 5 counts to the tune of $175,000.

He’s scheduled to be in court next week. 

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