'Madoff of Midwest' gets state sentence atop federal in grain scheme

Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 5:58 p.m. CDT; updated 9:12 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 18, 2010

ST. LOUIS — A former Missouri grain dealer already in federal prison for duping roughly 180 farmers out of $27 million has been sentenced to 10 years on state charges in the swindle that landed her the moniker the "Madoff of the Midwest."