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Published July 09, 2010, 02:44 PM

Lawsuit alleges federal drought aid was misused

WORLAND, Wyo. — A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Agriculture Department accuses two men from Wyoming and Utah of misusing a drought relief program.

WORLAND, Wyo. — A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Agriculture Department accuses two men from Wyoming and Utah of misusing a drought relief program.

The suit claims Richard Carter of Ten Sleep, Wyo., and Jerry Goodwin of Ogden, Utah, misused nonfat dry milk that was intended to be mixed with livestock feed in areas affected by drought.

The lawsuit says the milk was sold overseas instead for $5.8 million.

Carter says the suit is retaliation for a lawsuit he and Goodwin filed against the federal government.

Goodwin says he and Carter were being singled out.

The suit seeks unspecified damages plus civil penalties.

The lawsuit also names R&J Feed Co. and Carter Livestock, Inc.

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