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June 29, 2020 |

Former FCS Employee Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

Changing his plea after originally entering pleas of not guilty on Jan. 22

A former em­­ployee for a Sioux Center-based cooperative has changed his plea to guilty in a federal case regarding illegal grain-mixing practices he is accused of conducting, reports

Calvin Melvin Diehl, a former assistant general manager for Farmers Cooperative Society, pleaded guilty on June 9 to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, according to a plea agreement.

The 60-year-old Diehl and 75-year-old Kenneth Lloyd Ehrp, a former CEO and general manager of FCS, originally entered pleas of not guilty on Jan. 22 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa in Sioux City after being indicted on Dec. 19.

However, the charges for the two men were updated with a nine-page superseding indictment filed by the federal government on May 26.

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