KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri couple pleaded not guilty to running a grain fraud scheme that allegedly cost 110 farmers more than $3 million.

Sixty-five-year-old Daniel F. Froman and his wife, 64-year-old Pauline K. Froman, of Gallatin pleaded Tuesday to eight charges, including conspiracy, fraud and theft.

Prosecutors say the couple ran a Daviess County grain company that stored and brought grain from farmers. They allegedly sold the farmers' grain without their permission, wrongfully withheld proceeds and submitted false information to the state and federal government.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the Fromans' trial is scheduled to begin June 27 in federal court in Kansas City.


Information from: St. Joseph News-Press, http://www.stjoenews-press.com

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