An Upstate New York woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling at least $3.1 million from agriculture giant Cargill Inc., the Justice Department announced.
Diane Backis, 50, of Athens, N.Y, was an accounting manager at Cargill, and conducted her embezzlement over a 10-year span, causing at least $25 million in losses. She pleaded guilty to mail fraud and filing a false income tax return.
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