advertisement

Trial delayed for former sweetener plant CEO

Friday, April 18, 2014 | 7:52 a.m. CDT; updated 3:32 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 18, 2014

COLUMBIA — The criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole has been delayed until December by a St. Charles County judge presiding over the case.

Cole had been scheduled for trial June 16 on five felony charges related to a failed project to build an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported Thursday that Circuit Judge Daniel Pelikan rescheduled the trial for Dec. 2. That came after attorneys said the trial likely would take longer than originally estimated.

Mamtek benefited from $39 million in local bonds and could have received more than $17 million of state incentives to build the sweetener facility. But the project, which was announced in 2010, failed financially before construction ever was completed.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements