Crop Fraud

posted Feb 16, 2017, 6:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
A Dresser-area farmer has been sentenced in federal court for falsifying his crop production history to his private crop insurer.  50-year old Mark E. Johnson of Dresser was sentenced to one-year of probation, which includes six months of home confinement. 

He was also fined $20,000 and ordered to pay over $228,500 in restitution.  

Federal prosecutors say Johnson falsified his corn and soybean crop history over a 3-year period. 

The charges against Johnson were the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General.