Fraud

May 17, 2018

South Carolina couple prosecuted for peddling counterfeit pet medicines . . .

Selling counterfeit flea and tick collars not only netted millions of dollars in illicit gain, but landed a couple on the wrong side of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and has led to long prison sentences.  Look for a continued focus by EPA and DOJ on pursuing cases where traditional fraud intersects […]
March 27, 2018

Ethanol markets for biofuel credits rife with fraud and hucksters . . .

Loosely regulated market for biofuel credits spurs speculators and swindlers By EVAN HALPER  MAR 26, 2018 | 3:00 AM | WASHINGTON Andre Bernard made a killing selling a mirage. As oil refineries struggled to comply with federal mandates for blending renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline and diesel supply, Bernard offered a solution: millions of dollars’ worth of biofuel credits […]
December 12, 2017

Former Volkswagen Manager Receives 7 Years Jail Time in Diesel Emissions Cheating Scandal

Last week’s sentencing of former VW manager Oliver Schmidt to seven years in prison sends a clear message to those engaged in misconduct in the automotive sector: DOJ, EPA, and the Federal Judiciary are taking a hard line on criminal conduct.  Expect continued scrutiny in the emissions space across entire auto sector. Eric Lawrence of the Detroit […]
December 21, 2016

EPA Extends Comment Deadline on Key Renewable Fuel Standard Provision

In November, the EPA announced that it would deny a petition sought by refiners and importers of fuel to change the regulatory “point of obligation” within the RFS program.   In light of strong public interest, however, the agency announced that it will extend public comment an additional 30 days, through February 23, 2017.   […]
October 5, 2016

E&W's Parker Discusses Fraud in the Renewable Fuel Standard Program on E&E TV

September 19, 2016

E&W Strategies' Parker Highlights Rampant Fraud in EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard Program

From Icahn’s lips to Trump’s economic policy plan (at least the first version) Washington Post By Steven Mufson September 16 When billionaire investor Carl Icahn speaks, Donald J. Trump apparently listens. The Trump economic blueprint initially issued Thursday took aim at an obscure program designed to promote the blending of ethanol with gasoline. The program sets minimum […]