I recently received an anonymous tip telling me that Jeffrey Lane Mowen, formerly of Lindon, Utah, has been released from prison. I checked the Bureau of Prisons website and sure enough, he was released on January 12, 2018 and is now presumably at large in the community, so watch out Utah County!
Mowen was sentenced to ten years, but it’s not unusual for white-collar prisoners to be released early to make room for violent prisoners. Regardless, this is not someone who I would recommend doing business with. If you would like to know more about this case and the criminal charges he pleaded guilty to you can read my prior posts about the case here.
One of the more interesting things about this case is that rather than investing the victims’ money as represented, Mowen used about $6 million of investor monies to purchase over 200 antique, classic and muscle vehicles which he kept in a warehouse in Bountiful. The collection included cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles and three-wheelers, most of which were auctioned off in 2010. You can see some photos of the totally random assortment of cars that they auctioned off in this article from the Deseret News. As one observer told the paper, “It’s just a bizarre collection. There’s a lot of junk in there.”
Hopefully his taste in automobiles has improved during the time he spent in the federal penitentiary.