Tobacco Crop Insurance Conspiracy, Fraud Rampant In Kentucky

 Thursday, December 17, 2015

 Lexington Herald-Leader

Federal investigators say they have probable cause to believe that a conspiracy existed to defraud thousands and possibly millions of dollars from the government-backed program that insures crops, according to court records released Monday in Lexington. The alleged conspiracy involved Central Kentucky tobacco farmers, crop insurance agents, crop insurance adjustors, tobacco warehouse owners/employees and others. More than 400 pages of search warrant applications and other documents outlining the alleged conspiracy were released by U.S. District Court.
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