Easterday Sentencing Delayed Until Early 2022

Cody Easterday will need to wait a little longer before he finds out his sentence. Easterday pleaded guilty back in March to wire fraud for defrauding Tyson Fresh Meats out of $233 million. He admitted to billing Tyson as well as another company between 2016 and 2020 millions of dollars for feed intended for cattle that did not exist. Easterday faces up to 20 years in prison.

His sentencing has been pushed back to late January, allowing him more time to liquidated family property in bankruptcy court. Easterday filed for bankruptcy last February. Farmland Reserve Inc., owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, bought several Easterday farms in Benton County in July for $209 million.

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