A northwest Minnesota farmer has pled guilty to crop insurance fraud. Kevan Jon Nelson will pay nearly $550,000 in restitution to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. With the plea agreement, Nelson could face 21-to-27 months in prison and fines of $10,000-to-$95,000. That’s far below a potential 30 years in prison and more than $1 million fine. The Lake Park farmer allegedly made false reports to receive crop insurance payments in 2018 and 2019.
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