Minn. AG sues wind power developer, alleging fraud
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A lawsuit by Minnesota's attorney general alleges farmers were duped by a South Dakota-chartered wind energy developer who didn't deliver on promises of equipment and financing.
The consumer protection case filed Friday in Hennepin County District Court contends Shawn Dooling and his company, Renewable Energy SD, misled the farmers. Some paid the company more than $500,000 for equipment that turned out to be defective and access to federal stimulus grants that didn't materialize.
In a statement, the company says it is reviewing the allegations and will address any concerns customers may have.
The lawsuit says Dooling personally enriched himself at farmers' expense, amassing a $1 million collection of exotic cars.
Attorney General Lori Swanson's office says it knows of at least 15 Minnesotans affected. She seeks restitution and civil penalties.
Business Photo Galleriesview all
- 19121Oklahoma weather: Crews work to clear storm damage in Oklahoma City as the state braces for severe weather Sunday.
- 7589OKC Thunder: Thunder trio praise fans before potential departures
- 6569Oklahoma Severe Storm Updates
- 6311OKC Thunder GM Sam Presti won't amnesty Kendrick Perkins
- 5835Student shot dead during botched home invasion
- 4411Oklahoma medical examiner reports cause of deaths in Grand Lake boat crash
- 4396Oklahoma State football: Todd Monken thinks Wes Lunt should've stayed in Stillwater