A $900 tanning bed for show pigs and a barn cooling system to encourage thick, prize-winning coats in cattle were but two of the personal items bought by the woman who committed the largest agricultural fraud in Missouri history, investigators said Thursday.And:
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Albus said she had spent more than $2 million of the farmers' money on herself and her hobbies during those years, including $500,000 on show pigs, $100,000 for her daughter in college and $40,000 for her boyfriend, as well as taking out $88,000 in cash.
Investigators, who agreed to speak to a reporter only on the condition of anonymity, said that in addition to the tanning lamp, Gieseker invested $100,000 to buy one boar, and as much as $35,000 on a single cow. She also spent $250,000 on two barns -- one for the show pigs and one for cattle.If you put a tan on a pig, is it still a pig?
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