Tacker to be sentenced Monday for biodiesel scam

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Published: July 16,2010

Tags: biodiesel, biofuels, courts, energy, fraud

ABERDEEN — William T. “Tommy” Tacker is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of $2.8 million in bioenergy subsidy money for a plant in Mississippi.

Tacker was convicted in February in federal court in Aberdeen. He faces up to 50 years in prison.

The government says Tacker and a Tennessee attorney, H. Max Speight, filed false statements to obtain money for a biofuels business they operated in Nettleton.

Speight and Tacker were partners in the operation, Biodiesel of Mississippi Inc., which went bankrupt in 2006.

Speight had already pleaded guilty to one count, according to The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. He is awaiting sentencing.

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