A Central Coast man who was a past President of the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for stealing more than $40 million dollars from his in-laws, as well as some banks.
John Mark Moore of Nipomo entered guilty pleas last spring to four counts stemming from the thefts over more than a decade. He had helped his in-laws manage their agriculture related businesses, and was accused of stealing $24 million dollars from them. Moore was also charged with stealing another $20 million dollars from banks, and some friends.
As the result of a plea deal, he was sentenced to 135 months in prison yesterday. He’s also been ordered to pay restitution to his victims.