[UPDATE, July 8, 2021: Claypool on Wednesday was sentenced to three years in federal prison. He agreed to forfeit $7.8 million in “criminally derived proceeds” after already paying more than $8 million in restitution.]
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon charged former grass seed company executive Christopher Claypool with multiple counts of wire fraud and money laundering, including allegedly defrauding his employer of half a million dollars claimed for business travel.
Among the alleged schemes, Claypool "conspired with" Buzz Baldwin Travel of Spokane, Wash., "to inflate the purported costs . . .