• Generator of Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits Found Guilty in Federal Court
  • July 3, 2012 | Authors: Susan G. Lafferty; David M. McCullough; Peter H. Rodgers
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • June 25, 2012In the first ever criminal prosecution associated with fraudulently generating renewable fuel credits known as Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), on June 25, 2012, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland found Rodney Hailey, owner of Clean Green Fuel, LLC guilty on 42 criminal counts stemming from the sale of more than 32 million fraudulent RINs. Specifically, Mr. Hailey was found guilty of wire fraud, money laundering and violating the Clean Air Act. The jury deliberated for less than two hours. Mr. Hailey will be sentenced at a separate hearing scheduled for October 11, 2012.