Coal Case Studies

The National Whistleblower Center has taken a look at several high profile cases in the coal industry to highlight the type of fraudulent activities that can occur.

Fraudulent Coal Asset Valuations

Rio Tinto’s Mozambique coal scandal shows how executives under pressure could be tempted to commit fraud – and how internal whistleblowers can reveal the truth.

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Financial Fraud in the Coal Industry

Lenders have accused Murray Energy of fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as manipulating financial information to avoid violating a bankruptcy financing agreement.

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Fraudulent Investor Risk Statements

An investigation into the nation’s largest coal company revealed that it had knowingly not disclosed the full financial risks associated with new environmental regulations to shareholders over a period of several years.

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Fraudulent Clean Coal Technologies

From 2001 to 2011, several Minnesota businessmen solicited major investments in a clean coal machine that they knew didn’t work, committing securities fraud in the process.

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