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SE Grain Trader Fights Four-Year Sentence

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A South-East grain exporter who has been jailed for more than four years, for illegally exporting grain to Saudi Arabia, is appealing against the length of his sentence.

In a nation leading prosecution, former managing director of Keith Seeds, Tim Cadzow, was found guilty of forging OECD labels and exporting 600 tonnes of seeds overseas (estimated value of $5.7m) as well as operating an unregistered business in the Adelaide Hills.

The 52-year-old is one of only two people to be prosecuted for breaching sections of the Export Control Act in the past 10 years.

Earlier this month during sentencing, Judge Durrant said that there was very little in the way of previous cases to guide the sentencing.

Mr Cadzow admitted misconduct and was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison, with a non-parole period just shy of two years.

Permission to appeal will be heard in July.

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