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A jury convicted the 38-year-old on four counts of wire fraud and conspiracy in January. Each count carries a maximum 20-year prison term. Any sentence would likely be served concurrently.
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Trump on Aug. 10 declined to answer questions in a lengthy, closed-door deposition at the office of the attorney general, invoking his constitutional right against self-incrimination more than 400 times.
Cases of fraud or alleged fraud have caused uncertainty and mistrust among some consumers in an industry that relies largely on the honesty of producers, processors and packagers to maintain the integrity of the industry.
Despite the similarities in the case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office gave no indication that either case was connected to one another.
A Nigerian national was extradited from the United Kingdom to Bismarck, where he appeared in federal court on Monday to face fraud charges related to an alleged $348,000 wire and mail fraud scheme perpetuated against a Dickinson based company.
A Dickinson man, formerly the executive vice president of U.S. operations at a publicly traded Canadian oil-services company, was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison for perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently inflate the company’s reported revenue that resulted in shareholder losses in excess of $886 million.

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The summer program spiked in Minnesota during the pandemic. Last summer, providers reported to the state that they dished out 37.3 million meals, up from 21.9 million meals in 2020 and 3.5 million meals in 2019. Part of that rise is because schools could extend the summer program during the school year amid the pandemic.
Brian Gader, a livestock marketer, from Napoleon, North Dakota, has consented to the federal Packers and Stockyards Act officials who claim he failed to pay $700,000, for cattle in a timely fashion. An administrative law judge suspended in his federal registration under the act for 10 years.
The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted Kent Pfaff, a Washburn, North Dakota, area farmer for federal crop insurance fraud.

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