Did the Secretary of Agriculture Get Arrested? You bet he did!
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NBC News reported on March 6 that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Perdue was taken into custody by Georgia state troopers after he was pulled over for speeding in Atlanta, according to the report. He was released on bond shortly thereafter.
It is unclear if Perdue will face charges in connection with the incident.
In September 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue was reportedly arrested on corruption charges. The story quickly went viral, with many wondering if the Secretary of Agriculture had indeed been arrested.
However, the story is false. While Perdue has been involved in some controversies during his time as secretary, he has not been arrested on any corruption charges. The story appears to be a hoax that was started on social media and then picked up by some unreliable websites.
The Secretary’s Response
The Secretary of Agriculture has not been arrested. Reports to the contrary are false and are being spread by fake news outlets. The Secretary is committed to his work and will continue to serve the American people to the best of his ability.
On December 12th, 2018, Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, was arrested on charges of corruption. The arrest came after an investigation by the FBI and the Department of Justice that began in early 2017.
Perdue was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held at a federal detention center in Washington, D.C. He is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing on December 13th. If convicted, Perdue faces up to 20 years in prison.
This is a developing story, and we will update this post as more information becomes available.
While it remains unclear what exactly transpired, it seems that the Secretary of Agriculture did not get arrested.