Polk Co. farmer sentenced for false statements on crop insurance

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MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) -- A farmer from Dresser has been sentenced for false statements.

Mark Johnson, 50, was sentenced to one year of probation, which includes six months of home confinement in federal court on Monday.

He was also fined $20,000 and ordered to pay over $228,000in restitution.

Johnson pleaded guilty in November when he admitted to overstating his actual soybean and corn production history to increase his insurance reimbursement in later years.

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