NEWS
Federal Charges Stick
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Tue May 28, 2013 10:17 AM CDT

Criminal convictions continue to mount for the former head of bankrupt Eastern Livestock Company, Thomas Gibson. A U.S. District Court in Kentucky has now convicted the former cattle broker of mail fraud as part of a check-kiting scheme that hurt cattlemen and businesses across the country.

This latest conviction focused on federal charges against Gibson, now 73. He was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison along with two years supervised release. Former chief operating officer of Eastern, Michael McDonald, age 61, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, and two years supervised release for his part in the ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
The Market's Fine Print
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock