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Judge Swift orders jail in water case

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 30th, 2013

Courier editor

ALAMOSA — In a rare court action yesterday, Chief District/Water Judge Pattie Swift sentenced Gregg Sease to 30 days jail and ordered $160,320 in fines and fees for contempt of court in a water case.

Sease is to report to the Saguache County Jail this evening to begin his sentence, which will be completed on work-release status under arrangements with Saguache County Sheriff Mike Norris.

Within 120 days, Sease must also pay: punitive sanction to the court, $50,000; fees for the state’s attorneys, $61,920.50; and remedial sanction to the court, $48,400, based on a $100-per-day fine from May 12, 2012 to Sept. 8 of this year.

The water case against Sease involved the illegal creation of 86 structures, obstructions or impoundments (ponds) in Sheep Creek, a tributary to Saguache Creek. Sease, a Denver-area businessman, owns a ranch on Sheep Creek.

Swift had scheduled a four-day contempt of court trial to begin this week, but the parties reached an agreement that was filed on Friday, Oct. 25.

For the complete article see the 10-30-2013 issue.

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