Milwaukee Farmer Pleads Guilty To Crop Insurance Fraud

 Wednesday, November 23, 2016


A Waushara County farmer was convicted of crop insurance fraud. Jeffrey Lewke misrepresented how many times he irrigated a corn field in 2011 while making an insurance claim for an underperforming yield, according to federal court documents. The insurance guarantee was for 133 bushels of corn per acre, but the yield was only about 50 bushels. Lewke filed a claim, saying he irrigated the field three times, but evidence showed he only did so once, according to the plea agreement.
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