Federal judge denies Tacker’s appeal bail

By NEMS Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – Former biofuels entrepreneur Tommy Tacker will not get bail from federal prison while he appeals his 2010 conviction.
Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson declined to grant the request filed recently by Tacker’s appeals attorney, Oliver Diaz of Jackson.
Tacker is serving a 60-month sentence for his conviction on multiple counts that he defrauded the U.S. government and made false reports through a biodiesel fuels subsidy program.
The Pontotoc County man operated Biodiesel of Mississippi Inc. in Nettleton, but the business went bankrupt. The company claimed it could make diesel fuel from soybean oil.
Tacker is serving his sentence in a Montgomery, Ala., facility.