A Huge Story
By Troy Bishopp
Albany, NY – In the Northeast grain marketing business, an earthquake of fraud and deceit has caused a tsunami of anger and bewilderment amongst the agricultural community.
The news of Cargill Inc., America’s largest privately held corporation, based in Minnetonka, Minnesota being hoodwinked by their account manager, Diane Backis at the Port of Albany, has sent shock waves throughout the grain industry. The Greene County, N.Y., woman pleaded guilty to stealing at least $3.1 million from Cargill over 10 years and causing at least $25 million in losses. She also pleaded guilty to mail [...]