A man from Calera, Okla., has pleaded guilty to making a false statement on cattle to the USDA Farm Service Agency in January 2010, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Monday.
Michael Glenn Valles, 47, claimed to have purchased $80,739.19 worth of cattle in August and September of 2009 in a security agreement with the Farm Service Agency. Valles had really only purchased $27,178.91 worth of cattle in that time period, Matt Swearengin reported for the Durant Democrat.
After an investigation by the USDA, Valles was indicted in November.
Valles could face up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1 million.