State and county law enforcement investigators on Jan. 17 in McLean County District Court filed papers charging Sean Patrick Gorman, 26, and Bartley Gorman Jr., 55, with various Class B and Class C felonies.
Sean Patrick and Bartley Gorman Jr. both were charged with a Class B felony – illegally conducting an enterprise and a Class C felony, exploitation of a “eligible adult.” An eligible adult,” means someone 65 years or older, or could be someone with a disability. In addition. Sean Patrick Gorman also was charged with attempted theft of property, another Class B felony. Each Class B felony carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Class C felonies are five years in prison.
As the affidavit was filed, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Jan. 17 issued a cease and desist order against the two men and “as many of the aliases as we can determine,” he said.
“It’s unbelievable,” Stenehjem…