A man in California plead guilty to wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft after convincing investors he was building anaerobic digesters on dairies in California and Idaho. The man stole $8,750,000 from investors who believed he was going to turn cow manure into green energy. Fake lease agreements, forged contracts, and phony construction schedules were used to hide the truth. He now faces criminal charges including jail time and more than $750,000 in fines.

This article appeared in the May 2023 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management on page 5.