NEBRASKA inspector accused of faking mad cow tests
Posted: November 18th, 2010 - 1:04pm
Source: Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- A former state cattle inspector has been indicted for faking tests for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known as BSE or mad cow disease.
The two-count indictment announced Wednesday by the U.S Attorney's Office says 41-year-old Galen Niehues, of Cozad, submitted inspection reports on 92 cattle operations in Nebraska but never actually performed the inspections. He faces federal charges of making false statements and mail fraud.