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Man Charged in Fake Organic Grain Scheme

John Burton, Clarksville, MO, defrauded millions, prosecutors say

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A second Missouri man involved in selling non-organic grain as organic for millions of dollars throughout the country will take a plea deal in federal court in a few weeks, reports The Gazette.

John Burton, 52, of Clarksville, MO, will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and prosecutors are asking for a forfeiture of at least $2.2 million — proceeds from the fraudulent grain scheme that started in January 2010 and continued through 2017.

Burton sold non-organic grain to Randy Constant, 61, of Chillicothe, MO, who would sell the grain through his brokerage, Jericho Solutions, in Ossian, IA, according to court documents.

Read the full report at The Gazette.

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