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October 12, 2016

Posted  October 24, 2016

Fred Witmer and Gary Jury, the owners of Indiana biofuel producers Triton Energy LLC and Gen2 Renewable Diesel LLC, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for participating in a scheme that generated over $60 million in fraudulent tax credits and EPA renewable fuels credits at Triton.  Although the credits required that the fuel be used domestically for transportation, Witmer admitted selling it for uses that included the production of fire starter logs and asphalt and also for power generation.  As part of their pleas, Witmer and Jury agreed to serve a sentence of 57 months and 30 months, respectively.  DOJ

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