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Kentucky Tobacco Farmer Pleads Guilty in Crop Insurance Fraud Scheme

A tobacco farmer in Kentucky has pleaded guilty to conspiring to submit false claims on crop insurance policies. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Keith A. Foley submitted the plea July 22 and admitted to fraud totaling about $480,000. His plea agreement …

Alabama Farmer Pleads Guilty in $919K Crop Insurance Scam

Authorities say an Alabama farmer has acknowledged falsifying documents that allowed him to receive $919,000 in crop insurance money he wasn’t entitled to. The Dothan Eagle reported last month that Dexter Day Gilbert pleaded guilty recently to submitting false applications …

Alabama Farmer Accused of Stealing $919K in Crop Insurance Money

An Alabama farmer has been charged with stealing crop insurance money and federal prosecutors want him to repay more than $919,000. The Dothan Eagle reports Dexter Day Gilbert was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court with illegally receiving funds from …

Kentucky Crop Insurance Agent Accused of Defrauding Taxpayers

A crop insurance agent in Kentucky is facing federal charges alleging she defrauded taxpayers of $169,000 by helping farmers inflate tobacco crop losses and collect insurance money and then helping them sell their burley at market. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports …

Wisconsin Farmer Sentenced for Federal Crop Insurance Fraud

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Mark E. Johnson, 50, a farmer in Dresser, Wis., was sentenced on Feb. 13, 2017, in a federal crop insurance fraud case. During a plea hearing …

Feds Investigating Potential Crop Insurance Fraud in Kentucky

Federal investigators say they believe Central Kentucky tobacco farmers, crop insurance agents, tobacco warehouse owners and others conspired to defraud thousands and possibly millions of dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s program that insures crops. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports …

Feds Want Proceeds from Convicted North Dakota Farmers’ Property Sale

Prosecutors are asking a judge to allow the government to seize money from an auction sale by two North Dakota brothers who were ordered to pay back more than $900,000 for intentionally destroying potatoes to collect federal crop insurance payments. …

Fireman’s Fund to Pay $44M to Settle Crop Insurance Fraud Charges

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. has agreed to pay $44 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it knowingly issued insurance policies that were ineligible under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) federal crop insurance program and falsified …

Insurance Fraud Leads to Prison Sentence for North Dakota Farmers

Two North Dakota brothers have been sentenced to prison time and ordered to pay back more than $900,000 for intentionally destroying potatoes to collect federal farm insurance payments. In separate hearings, U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced Aaron Johnson to …

North Dakotans Convicted in Crop Insurance Scam Told not to Contact Witnesses

A North Dakota judge has issued an order prohibiting two brothers convicted in a federal crop insurance case from contacting witnesses called by the government. A jury recently found Aaron and Derek Johnson guilty of conspiring to receive illegal payments …