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Crop insurance agent accused of defrauding taxpayers


October 11, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A crop insurance agent in Kentucky is facing federal charges alleging she defrauded taxpayers of $169,000 by helping farmers inflate tobacco crop losses and collect insurance money and then helping them sell their burley at market.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Debra Muse of Fleming County was indicted recently on one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 27 felony counts of making false statements on crop-insurance statements and reports.

Muse's lawyer, John Helmuth of Lexington, had no comment on Monday.

The indictment appears to be the...

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