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Fifth Farmer Pleads Guilty to Organic Grain Fraud

Scheme involved at least $140 million in sales of grain

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A fifth farmer has pleaded guilty to his role in an organic grain fraud scheme that involved at least $140 million in sales of grain, reports KCRG.

John Burton, of Clarksdale, MO, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Randy Constant, Chillicothe, MO, also pled guilty to charges alleging he masterminded the scheme.

Three other Nebraska farmers have also pleaded guilty in the case.

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