Monroe County, Kentucky, Farmer Charged With Crop Insurance Fraud
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Monroe County, Kentucky farmer was charged in a federal Information today, with crop insurance fraud announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.
According to the Information, Tracy E. Dillard, 45 of Fountain Run, Kentucky aided and abetted by others, knowingly made false statements and reports on applications for insurance. Dillard allegedly made false statements for the purpose of influencing the actions (insurance payments) of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and Producers Agriculture Insurance Company, a company insured by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
The alleged violations occurred between August 26, 2010,and March 10, 2011, in the Western District of Kentucky, Allen County, Kentucky, and elsewhere.
If convicted at trial, Dillard faces no more than 30 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 and a five year period of supervised release.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Inspector General (OIG).
The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.