Farmer pleads guilty in $1 million federal crop insurance fraud case [The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.]
|By Paul Woolverton, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Canady raised tobacco, corn, wheat, soybeans and other crops. The news release says that from
The other alleged conspirators aren't named in the news release or indictment.
The release says Canady committed identity theft by putting some of his crop sales in the names of his grandchildren, and that he also used fictitious names for some crop sales. Some sales were made "under the table" for cash with co-conspirators, the release says. These efforts were to hide the sales from authorities after he had filed insurance claims of crop losses.
Canady learned he was under investigation in 2008, the release says, and since then has threatened violence against lawmen.
Canady's fraud netted him a little more than
Canady also pleaded guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
He pleaded guilty in 1998 to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his brother, who he ran over with a pickup after the two had a fist fight.
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