Securities Fraud Trial Delayed For Alabama Tomato Farm Founder

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Securities Fraud Trial Delayed For Alabama Tomato Farm Founder

A judge in Madison County, Alabama has granted a continuation for the trial scheduled for May in an alleged tomato farming scandal.

James Lawhorne is alleged to have defrauded investors of Cypress Creek Organic Farms. The Alabama Securities Commission charged Lawhorne in December claiming that, while going by the alias “Jim Gilley,” he conned investors by guaranteeing returns so that they would give him their funds.

Judge James Smith granted the continuation on Wednesday until August 10 with the pretrial docket on August 7.

As of now, Lawhorne is being held in Madison County Jail after his previous bond was revoked after an escape. He removed his ankle monitor in January and fled to Lake Mary, Florida, where it is believed he tried to start up a similar scam with organic pickles.

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