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Michigan farmer settles in FSA fraud case

A Michigan farmer has agreed to pay a $1.2 million settlement for fraudulent crop insurance and farm program claims.

In 2021, a federal lawsuit against Gaylord D. Lincoln and G. Lincoln Farms, LLC, in Springport alleged the farm defrauded USDA’s Farm Service Agency by using employee names on crop insurance policies.

In a separate settlement earlier this year, the farm’s crop insurance company, Silveus Insurance Group, Inc., and its Chief Executive Officer, James Cameron Silveus, in Warsaw, Indiana, paid $500,000 for violating the False Claims Act. 

Michigan farmer settles in FSA fraud case