MINNEAPOLIS (WJON News)– Two southern Minnesota natural farmers are dealing with federal scams charges.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office states 65-year-old James Wolf and 45-year-old Adam Olson of Cottonwood County have actually been charged for their functions in a $46 million natural grain scams plan.
Court records reveal Wolf, a qualified natural farmer, likewise grew crops in a traditional way utilizing chemical pesticides and fertilizers. According to the files, in between 2014 and 2021, Wolf apparently offered those crops to purchasers without divulging the fact about their growing environment.
Records program Wolf provided the purchasers with a copy of his National Organics Program accreditation in spite of the truth that the method which the crops were grown broke natural farming requirements.
According to the files, Olson, who is likewise a qualified natural farmer, assisted Wolf offer the non-GMO grains under incorrect pretenses after Wolf’s accreditation was withdrawed in 2020.
Both males are charged with 3 counts of wire scams and one count of conspiracy. Wolf was very first prosecuted in July 2022, while Olson is anticipated to make his very first look in court on January 26th.
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