Biodiesel fraudster sentenced to 10 years in prision and up to $6 million retribution

In Nevada, James , 64, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced in federal court in Las Vegas to ten years in prison for his role in illegal schemes to generate fraudulent biodiesel credits and to export biodiesel without providing biodiesel credits to the United States. Jariv was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $6,345,830.91 and to forfeit between $4 to $6 million in cash and other assets.

Jariv was the second defendant to be sentenced for the scheme. Nathan Stoliar, 64, of Australia, was sentenced to two years in prison in April for his role in the conspiracy and ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in restitution and to forfeit of $4 million in cash. In addition, in court papers unsealed last week, Alex Jariv, 28, also of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty in the scheme and his sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 18, 2015.

James Jariv and Stoliar both pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, one count of conspiracy to engage in money laundering, two counts of wire fraud and one count of making false statements under the Clean Air Act. Alex Jariv pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, make false statements and launder monetary instruments.

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