Tag: RIN fraud

Former Alpha Bioenergy CEO sentenced to prison for RIN fraud

Former Alpha Bioenergy CEO sentenced to prison for RIN fraud

August 9, 2021 |

In Michigan, a Bloomfield, Michigan, businessman, who operated a biodiesel fuel company, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for filing a false income tax return. Chandra Yarlagadda owned and operated Alpha Bioenergy LLC, formerly known as Naturol Bioenergy LLC, which purchased and sold biodiesel fuel. Under the Clean Air Act and related federal regulations, […]

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Keystone Biofuels and co-owners found guilty of RIN fraud

Keystone Biofuels and co-owners found guilty of RIN fraud

April 24, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, following a 14-day jury trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ben T. Wootton, of Enola, Pennsylvania, and Race A. Miner, of Buena Vista, Colorado, were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to make false statements to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), six counts of making false statements to the EPA, one count of conspiracy […]

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Owners of Triton Energy plead guilty to RIN fraud

Owners of Triton Energy plead guilty to RIN fraud

October 13, 2016 |

In Indiana, owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for participating in a scheme that generated over $60 million in fraudulent tax credits and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewable fuels credits (RIN credits) at Triton Energy LLC, a company that purported to produce and sell biofuel for […]

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Oil refiners and biofuels: 2012 to feature fight over RFS, cooperation on RIN fraud

Oil refiners and biofuels: 2012 to feature fight over RFS, cooperation on RIN fraud

February 7, 2012 |

Biodiesel sets course for 2012: protecting the RFS, cracking down on RIN fraud. “I have as much chance of buying a unicorn as a gallon of cellulosic ethanol in the commercial market,” says AFPM chief, setting stage for RFS fight. In Florida, the National Biodiesel Conference — biodiesel’s grandest show — opened with exuberance over […]

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