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Feds Request No Bond for Grain Trader

Hunter Hanson, 22, bond hearing set for Thursday

Federal prosecutors have asked that grain trader Hunter Hanson be detained and not eligible for bond release prior to his change of plea hearing in five weeks, reports AgWeek.

Hanson, who has had residences in Leeds, ND, and West Fargo, ND, is accused of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with his Midwest Grain Trading business, a roving grain buyer, and NoDak Grain, a warehouse company.

North Dakota Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan O'Konek, in an arraignment hearing on June 18 in Bismarck, asked for detention on grounds that Hanson to be a flight risk and might "obstruct justice by hiding assets."

Hanson turned age 22 in May in the McLean County Jail, where he faced criminal charges of fraud in four North Dakota counties.

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