Posts Tagged ‘biodiesel’

Biofuel plant fire extinguished; highway to reopen

NEW ALBANY — A fire at a north Mississippi biofuels plant has been extinguished. The fire, put out about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, had been burning since early Wednesday at the plant near New Albany, but no injuries were reported. There were also at least three explosions at JNS Biofuels, formerly known as North Mississippi Biodiesel. […] [...]

Former investors sue over fraudulent biodiesel company

PONTOTOC — Two former investors in a biodiesel operation in north Mississippi have sued a Tennessee partner alleging they were duped into getting involved in a scam that defrauded a federal subsidy program. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports W. Tommy Tacker II and Janey Tyner, both of Martin, Tenn., are seeking compensatory and punitive […] [...]

Norfolk Southern signs biodiesel agreement for rail yard

MERIDIAN — Dynamic Fuels, LLC and Mansfield Oil Company have signed an agreement to supply renewable diesel to Norfolk Southern Corporation, a transporter of coal and industrial products. Norfolk Southern has primarily been using a Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel at its Meridian rail yard since early January. Dynamic Fuels, a 50/50 venture owned by Tyson […] [...]

Ex-attorney sentenced for biodiesel scam

by Published: September 3,2010

Tags: biodiesel, courts, energy, law, law enforcement, renewable energy

ABERDEEN — A disbarred Tennessee attorney gets a 26-month sentence for defrauding a federal biofuels subsidy program. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal says 67-year-old H. Max Speight was sentenced yesterday in federal court. Speight and William T. “Tommy” Tacker II of Okolona were partners in Biodiesel of Mississippi Inc., which built a soybean biodiesel refinery […] [...]

Tacker to be sentenced Monday for biodiesel scam

by 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 […] [...]

Tacker found guilty of bilking USDA

by Published: February 25,2010

Tags: biodiesel, energy, trial, USDA

ABERDEEN — William T. “Tommy” Tacker has been convicted of defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of $2.8 million in bioenergy subsidy money for a plant in Mississippi. Tacker was convicted Wednesday in federal court in Aberdeen and faces up to 50 years in prison. Testimony began Monday in the case of the 56-year-old […] [...]

Tacker’s biodiesel trial underway

by Published: February 24,2010

Tags: biodiesel, energy, trial

NETTLETON — A federal trial is underway for a man accused of defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of $2.8 million in bioenergy subsidy money. Testimony began Monday in the case of 56-year-old William T. “Tommy” Tacker. He’s accused of 10 counts of conspiracy, fraud and wrongful profiting. The government says Tacker and a […] [...]

Ex-lawyer pleads guilty in biodiesel case

by Published: February 15,2010

Tags: biodiesel, energy, fraud, USDA

ABERDEEN — A former Tennessee lawyer has pleaded guilty to one count related to his role in defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of $2.8 million in bioenergy subsidy money. H. Max Speight entered the plea in federal court in Aberdeen. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Mims told Judge Glen H. Davidson that a “supplemental […] [...]

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