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Ives will go to trial next year

October 2, 2012
By Jenny Lancour - staff writer ( , Daily Press

MENOMINEE - A Delta County man will go to trial in Menominee County next year for allegedly scamming two parties on home remodeling projects.

Jason Bradley Ives, 33, of Bark River, is scheduled to go to trial the week of Feb. 11, 2013. The trial date was set Monday during a pretrial conference in the judge's chambers in Menominee County Circuit Court.

Ives is charged with two counts of being an unlicensed residential builder, two counts of larceny by conversion, and two counts of false pretenses.

He was arrested in August on the six charges relating to complaints filed in 2011 on two home projects in Menominee County.

The case was bound over from district court to circuit court on Sept. 5.

Ives remains lodged in Delta County Jail where he is serving a six-month sentence and an eight-month sentence concurrently. He was recently convicted of two counts of larceny by conversion $1,000 to $20,000 and one count of embezzlement $1,000 to $20,000 for property scams in Delta County.

Ives also has a bench trial pending in Delta County District Court for allegedly failing to refund a Delta County couple a down payment on a home he owned.

Rulings by the state of Michigan are also pending against Ives for alleged noncompliance to state building and occupational codes on a home he partially built in Rapid River.



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