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February 14, 2019
Ashby co-op manager pleads guilty to mail fraud, tax evasion: Hennessey was accused of embezzling over $5M
MINNEAPOLIS — The former general manager of the defunct Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. pleaded guilty to federal felony charges of...
February 14, 2019 - 3:41pm
February 13, 2019
Ashby co-op manager accused of stealing lists house for sale for $795,000
DALTON, Minn. — Jerome "Jerry" Hennessey, the former general manager of the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator, has put his house up for sale...
February 13, 2019 - 5:55pm
February 4, 2019
Former Ashby co-op manager Hennessey to show at plea hearing
MINNEAPOLIS — Jerome “Jerry” Robert Hennessey, the former general manager of the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator, is scheduled for a...
February 4, 2019 - 6:10pm
January 23, 2019
Ashby Elevator embezzling scheme prompts call for farmer protections
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers should weigh extra safeguards for farmers to prevent grain elevator fraud cases like one discovered last year...
January 23, 2019 - 6:13pm
January 14, 2019
Documents show first glimpse of alleged co-op embezzler’s hunting trophies, debt details
ELBOW LAKE, Minn. — Recently filed court documents include photos of hunting trophies at the home of a former Minnesota farm elevator manager...
January 14, 2019 - 6:00am
December 5, 2018
Former Minnesota elevator manager on electronic monitoring after turning himself in; Hennessey faces federal charge of mail fraud
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The former manager of the now-dissolved Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator will be on electronic monitoring pending further...
December 5, 2018 - 4:28pm
November 12, 2018
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Tim Leonard was awoken early on Monday, Sept. 10, by a steady knocking on the front door of his house in north Fergus...
November 12, 2018 - 7:17am
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
ELBOW LAKE, Minn. -- The defunct Ashby (Minn.) Farmers Elevator has formally asked a court for permission to enter the property of its former...
November 12, 2018 - 6:12am
November 5, 2018
Suicide widow angry with rumors: Says husband didn’t know about Ashby Co-op embezzlement
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — Kathy Evavold has heard the rumors and they make her angry and hurt. Kathy, 59, is the widow of Leland “Lee” Evavold,...
November 5, 2018 - 6:17am
October 18, 2018
Ashby co-op members authorize board to sell
ASHBY, Minn. — Ashby Farmers Elevator Cooperative members on Oct. 15 voted 54-2 to give their board authority to sell all of its assets...
October 18, 2018 - 5:58pm
October 2, 2018
Embattled Minnesota elevator reaches lease deal to reopen; alleged manager misspending now totals $4.9M
ASHBY, Minn. —With still more reports of inappropriate spending by its former general manager, the elevator at Ashby will reopen its doors...
October 2, 2018 - 9:06pm
September 19, 2018
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
ASHBY, Minn. — Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator is closed for business but is talking with three other cooperatives in the region to...
September 19, 2018 - 9:00pm
September 17, 2018
Did safari hunter kill a co-op? Minnesota elevator manager accused of stealing $2 million
ASHBY, Minn. — The investigation is only starting into how much Jerome "Jerry" Hennessey could have stolen from the Ashby Farmers Cooperative...
September 17, 2018 - 8:47pm
September 13, 2018
Central Minn. elevator closes after GM allegedly spends over $2 million for hunting safaris, taxidermy
ASHBY, Minn. — A west-central grain elevator is going belly up, alleging that its general manager spent more than $2 million of its funds for...
September 13, 2018 - 1:17pm