Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, Fraudster Farmer Randy Constant Commits Suicide
Posted By Doyle Murphy on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 3:15 pm
Randy Constant ran a massive organic grain scheme before he was caught.
A high-flying Missouri farmer committed suicide days after a federal judge sentenced him to more than a decade in prison for orchestrating what is believed to be the largest organic grain scam in United States history. Randy Constant, 61, was found dead in Chillicothe, his hometown, the Livingston County coroner told the Associated Press.
For years, Constant bought amounts of non-organic grain and sold it as organic for massive profits. Federal prosecutors eventually calculated he was involved in at least $142 million in sales between 2010 and 2017, accounting for seven-percent of the comparable organic corn market and eight percent of the organic soy bean market in the United States.
Authorities nicknamed the scam the “Field of Schemes.”…