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Interview with FBI Informant Mark Whitacre screened at Lifetree Cafe
by Report submitted · February 8th, 2018

The Archer Daniels Midland price-fixing scandal resulted in a record $100 million fine-and at the center of the scandal was ADM executive Mark Whitacre.

An exclusive filmed interview with Whitacre will be screened and discussed at Lifetree Cafe on February 9 at noon.

The program, titled "Whistleblower: The True Story of an FBI Informant," will explore why Whitacre participated in a crime that defrauded millions of American consumers. It will also explore the effects of his decision to cooperate with authorities in prosecuting the crime.

"I wore a wire for three years, and it was the most pressure I've had in my life," Whitacre says. "Prison is a cakewalk compared to wearing a wire for the FBI."

During the session, Lifetree participants will have an opportunity to discuss times they've faced difficult moral decisions.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is located in Marion at 3500 29th Ave.

Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions about Lifetree Cafe may be directed to Alyssa Weaver at 319-377-4680 or You may also visit the Facebook page at for more information.
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