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Another Missouri man charged in fake organic grain scheme

May 01, 2019 at 10:31 AM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS — A second Missouri man involved in selling non-organic grain as organic for millions of dollars throughout the country will take a plea deal in federal court in a few weeks. John Burton, 52, of Clarksville, Mo., will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and prosecutors are asking for a forfeiture of at least $2.2 million — proceeds from the fraudulent grain scheme that started in January 2010 and continued through 2017.