Kiefer Sutherland has been roped into a new lawsuit after the actor was allegedly conned into funding a cattle scam that netted over $1 million. Michael Wayne Carr, of Linden, California, is accused of making agreements to buy steers in Mexico and sell them for profit. Jack Bauer would have seen this coming a mile a way — but Kiefer sure didn’t. He is among several cattle customers roped into the scheme.
Carr allegedly took $869,000 from Sutherland, star of the hit Fox series, and $177,000 from a New Mexico couple. According to prosecutors, there is no record Carr ever bought the steers. He is also accused of selling steers that didn’t belong to him.
The accused scammer has been slammed with 12 felonies, including grand theft, forgery. and embezzlement.
He will be arraigned Feb. 8.