The Powder River Basin power plant promoter reported to a minimum security federal prison in California this week to begin serving an 18-month sentence.
A federal judge in Pittsburgh on Wednesday sentenced the power plant promoter to prison for stealing $5.7 million in federal stimulus funds.
The fifth sentencing delay provides more time for the convicted fraudster to sell assets for a hefty cash settlement.
Two Elk developer Michael J. Ruffatto pleaded guilty to criminal fraud Friday in a case federal prosecutors said involved falsely billing millions of dollars to a Department of Energy stimulus project at the Two Elk site near Gillette, monies that
Perhaps 2 percent of workers’ comp claims are fraudulent while employers have short-changed the program by $3.3 million since ‘95.