Power, who owns the popular California stallion Siberian Summer, could receive up to three years in state prison if found guilty.
California owner-breeder Michael Power is scheduled to face trial on a felony theft charge in Superior Court in Placer County, Calif. on Feb. 24. Power, of Auburn, Calif., was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing into the charge Dec. 3. He has pleaded not guilty. A pre-trial hearing is set for Feb. 2. The county prosecutor alleges Power took $6,250 from a partner, Dr. Nelson Vetranze of Aurora, Colo., as payment toward a horse he didn't own and refused to return the money. Power contends the money was applied to Vetranze's $25,000 debt to him on the purchase of two other horses.