Biodiesel Fraud Suit Nets $70 Million for Whistleblower, Feds. Exposing Misconduct.

Biodiesel Fraud Suit Nets $70 Million for Whistleblower, Feds

May 1, 2020

e-Biofuels LLC and other defendants face a $70 million liability for violating the False Claims Act by engaging in a scheme to defraud the EPA’s renewable fuel program, an Indiana federal court said.

Alexander Chepurko’s whistleblowing efforts allowed the government to criminally prosecute some defendants in this case for their roles in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and taxpayers by fraudulently selling biodiesel incentives, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said in a decision released Thursday.

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