A federal court has reportedly sentenced a Texas man who ran a biodiesel company that allegedly sold some $42 million worth of Renewable Fuel Identification Numbers (RINs) for fuel the company never produced. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), company owner David Gunselman pleaded guilty after he was indicted on 51 counts of wire fraud, 24 counts of money laundering and four counts of making false statements in violation of the Clean Air Act. The sentence included 188 months of incarceration, a $175,000 fine and nearly $55 million in restitution. The guilty plea confirmed that biodiesel company Absolute Fuels, LLC never produced any fuel, but engaged in 51 fraudulent transactions representing to EPA that biodiesel fuel had been produced at an Anton, Texas, facility. See EPA Press Release, March 29, 2013.