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Case Number: 1:21-cr-00020-SMR-HCA
Judge: Stephanie M. Rose
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Pottawattamie County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Council Bluffs, Iowa false statements in connection with Federal Crop Insurance charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Andrew J. Fisher, age 55.
Fischer obtained crop insurance for the crop years 2012, 2014, and 2017 through the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency’s Federal Crop Insurance Program. Fisher then submitted fraudulent insurance claims which resulted in indemnity payments of approximately $399,725 to which he was not entitled. According to court documents, Fischer pleaded guilty to False Statements in Connection with Federal Crop Insurance in May of 2021.
Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The United States Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General and the Risk Management Agency Special Investigations investigated the case.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $399,725 in restitution.