UPDATE: Tacker sentence hearing set July 19

By Patsy R. Brumfield/Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – William T. “Tommy” Tacker II of Okolona will learn his sentence July 19 from his February conviction related to a defunct Nettleton biodiesel operation.

Today, the U.S. District Court issued a notice setting the sentence hearing for 1:30 p.m. before Senior District Judge Glen H. Davidson.

A jury convicted Tacker in February after a three-day trial in which critical testimony came from his former business partner, who already had served prison time in Tennessee for stealing $1 million from real estate clients.

Tacker did not take the stand in his own defense.

He was found guilty on 10 counts of defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s biofuels subsidy program of $3 million. He faces the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence.

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