On January 25, 2013, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, by Assistant Attorney General James Canaday filed a six-count Complaint in the Hennepin County District Court against Renewable Energy SD, LLC and Shawn R. Dooling, individually. The case is numbered 12-CV-13-1554 and has been assigned to Judge Mary E. DuFresne.
The Complaint alleged that the Defendants made various misrepresentations to Minnesota farmers, namely:
The Complaint alleges that rather fulfilling these promises, the Defendants appear to have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire an array of exotic cars such as Audis, a Ferrari, Bentleys, and a Lamborghini.
The Complaint seeks various forms of relief (including restitution) based on counts of: