Former Sioux Center Grain Warehouse Manager Sentenced To Jail

From Radio Iowa- A former manager of the Farmers Cooperative Society grain warehouse in Sioux Center will spend three months in federal prison for a grain-blending scheme.

Sixty-year-old Calvin Diehl from Aberdeen, South Dakota pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the U-S. Diehl admitted he was involved in a plan to blend lower value oats in with thousands of bushels of soybeans to sell the mixture as soybeans when he was the Assistant General Manager at the federally licensed grain warehouse headquartered in Sioux Center. The fraud happened in South Dakota, the individuals involved also layered soybeans on top of oats in both storage bins and trucks to deceive U-S-D-A inspectors and customers about the quality and quantity of the grain.


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