A wire and mail fraud case involving the 2006 sale of a Lincoln home that left a jury deadlocked in March has been dismissed.
Published reports reveal Douglas George of Liberty, Mo., who built homes under the name Main Street Homes, and Jason Svoboda of Columbus, who worked as a loan broker, each faced nine felony counts.
At trial in March, the government said George, with Svoboda's help, inflated the price of a home to $221,900 after it had been listed for months at $204,500. They had the buyer sign a promissory note for the difference, telling him it was a loan he'd never have to pay back.
George and Svoboda said there was no such agreement. The jury deadlocked.
Nebraska U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg later filed a motion to dismiss the case and it was granted in April.