A former employee of a Sioux Center, Iowa grain warehouse has been sentenced to three months in prison and must pay a $7,500 fine. Calvin Diehl of Aberdeen, South Dakota, was charged with conspiracy to defraud USDA. The individuals involved in this scheme allegedly layered soybeans on top of oats in storage bins and trucks to deceive inspectors and buyers about the quantity and quality of the grain. False statements and documentation were also made to federal grain inspectors and the company’s bank.
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