Trial Begins for Dog Training School Operator Charged With Ripping Off Feds

A man who is on trial for allegedly using his dog training operation to rip off the Veterans Administration suddenly announced that he doesn't want the jury, which had already been empaneled to hear his case in U.S. District Court, to consider his case. So now, Bradley Croft's guilt or innocence will be determined by a Federal Judge, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Croft, the former operator of University K-9 in San Antonio, is charged with defrauding the federal G.I. bill for allegedly using the names of veterans without their permission, claiming they would help train working dogs for law enforcement.

He was arrested when one of the names Croft allegedly submitted to the V.A. as one of his dog trainers turned out to be already dead.

The trial is continuing with the judge and not the jury listening to witness testimony.

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