Two Men on Trial for Mail Fraud and Conspiracy

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Two brothers, who re-built the drag racing scene in Penwell are in federal court this week on trial for mail fraud and conspiracy.

Gary and Jerrod Gardenhire are accused of stealing more than two and a half million dollars over a two year period from a company they used to work for.

Investigators believe the Gardenhire brothers may have used some of that money for an extensive overhaul of the Penwell Knights Racetrack west of Odessa.

Two other men accused in the scheme, Fred Foster and Cody Echols, have already plead guilty.

According to the federal court docket, the trial is expected to last throughout the week.