Wendy Weiner Runge
A Minnesota filmmaker sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in the Iowa Film Office scandal has been denied an appeal of her sentence by the Iowa Court of Appeals.
A Minnesota filmmaker who pleaded guilty to defrauding the state in a scheme to misuse tax credits aimed at bringing movie makers to Iowa has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The budget for a movie that was awarded tax credits in Iowa soared after the film company’s partners learned about the state’s program that provides tax breaks to attract such projects to Iowa, the film’s sound designer testified Wednesday.
A Minnesota filmmaker falsified documents and inflated costs to take advantage of a tax credit program designed to lure moviemakers to Iowa, prosecutors argued Tuesday as the woman’s trial began in Polk County District Court.
Trial for a Minnesota filmmaker charged with misusing tax credits designed to lure filmmakers to Iowa is scheduled to begin Monday in Des Moines.