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North Dakota Man Sentenced

June 12, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Bismarck, North Dakota man convicted of Conversion of Farm Service Agency Mortgaged Property was sentenced on June 12, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Wroper Kosel, age 25, was sentenced to 12 months of probation, a $2,400 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Kosel was indicted by a federal grand jury in November of 2012. The conviction stems from an incident that occurred in March of 2010 where the Defendant sold, without permission or notification to Farm Service Agency, nine head of cattle that were security for loans Kosel had with the Farm Service Agency, a division of the Department of Agriculture.

The investigation was conducted by the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Agriculture. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson.



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