Two Colorado men face charges of illegally pocketing about $800,000 by purchasing water that was restricted to agricultural use but selling it for oilfield use at higher prices.
The Boulder Daily Camera reported Wednesday 65-year-old Norman William Armstead and his nephew, 44-year-old Donald Benjamin Armstead, were arrested on suspicion of theft, conspiracy and forgery. Both are from Johnstown, about 45 miles north of Denver.
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