Kentucky Farmers Plead Guilty to Crop Insurance Fraud

August 3, 2016 07:58 PM
Kentucky Farmers Plead Guilty to Crop Insurance Fraud

Two south-central Kentucky farmers have pleaded guilty to crop insurance fraud.

The U.S. attorney's office says 53-year-old David Manion and 48-year-old Henry Manion of Allen County admitted making false statements and reports on applications for insurance.

The prosecutor's office said in a news release the defendants made false statements to influence insurance payments of the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. and Producers Agriculture Insurance Co. The release said David Manion also had insurance provided by Rural Community Insurance Services.

The violations occurred between August 2009 and February 2012. The men each admitted intentionally overstating crop damage resulting in losses of more than $1.1 million.

Terms of the plea agreement say prosecutors will recommend sentences at the lowest end of the guideline range and the men will be required to make full restitution.

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Spell Check

8/3/2016 08:36 PM

  crop insurance is designed for fraud. the agent ,the adjuster and the farmer have carte'blanc to large claims.

George Miller
Rensselaer, IN
8/6/2016 08:52 PM

  You might get away with it on a small claim but keep it up and we will catch you, paybacks are hell.


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