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Gary L. Southern

President

Freedom Industries Inc

HQ Phone:  (304) 720-8065

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Freedom Industries Inc

1015 Barlow Drive

Charleston, West Virginia,25311

United States

Company Description

Freedom Industries is a full service producer of specialty chemicals for the mining, steel, and cement industries. Founded in 1986 and located in Charleston, WV, Freedom Industries is a leading producer of freeze conditioning agents, dust control palliatives, ...more

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www.belllaw.com

Former owners Dennis Farrell, 58, of Charleston; William Tis, 60, of Verona, Pa., and former Freedom President Gary Southern, 53, will go to trial on March 10.


www.belllaw.com

Former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern, 53, and owners Dennis P. Farrell, 58, of Charleston; William E. Tis, 60, of Verona, Pa.; and Charles E. Herzing, 63, of McMurray, Pa.; are alleged to have committed violations of the Clean Water Act, negligence and schemes to defraud.
The four men - Southern, Farrell, Tis and Herzing - have been charged with negligent discharge of a pollutant, which is a violation of the Clean Water Act. In addition to those violations, Southern also faces wire fraud and several bankruptcy fraud charges, which are the same as those outlined in the criminal complaint filed Dec. 8. Southern knowingly devised a scheme to defraud those who filed lawsuits against Freedom Industries after the chemical spill, the indictment says. It further states Southern concealed facts about his role with Freedom Industries before he became president of the company. Southern began serving as chief operating officer for Freedom Industries in 2009 and became president in December 2013, after Chemstream Holdings purchased Freedom Industries and its affiliate, Etowah River LLC, for $20 million. During bankruptcy proceedings, Southern said he was not part of the Freedom organization before the company's purchase by Chemstream. Southern did so, the indictment alleges, to evade claims from creditors and protect his personal wealth. Southern had more than $7 million in assets as of fall 2014. Federal investigators filed applications for warrants to seize Southern's property subject to forfeiture Monday. When Farrell, Tis, Herzing and Southern were corporate officers of Freedom Industries, they allegedly approved funding only for those projects that would result in increased business revenue for Freedom, or that were immediately necessary for required equipment maintenance, Goodwin said.


www.belllaw.com

Gary Southern did not appear
Freedom Industries Absent at Chemical Spill Congressional Hearing Bell Law Firm - Charleston West Virginia Call Us Today Gary Southern, President of Freedom Industries, was noticeably absent at the Congressional hearing which convened for the sole purpose of getting answers to myriad questions surrounding the leak. Without Southern or any representative from Freedom Industries present to testify, West Virginia's state leaders can only speculate as to what this means for the victims of the chemical spill, who, more than a month after the disaster, are still fearful of the toxic chemicals that may be present in their state's water supply.


securitydriver.com [cached]

Freedom Industries CEO Gary Southern, by contrast, standing alone in what appeared to be an open field and said to be suffering from pneumonia, appeared frightened and out of place when he tried to answer questions from a gaggle of reporters demanding an explanation for how a toxic chemical leaked into a West Virginia river threatening the health safety of 300,000 people in nine counties.
With the look of a man about to executed, after only a few questions he abruptly stopped the news conference and walked away by himself while reporters were still barking at him for answers.


www.foreffectivegov.org [cached]

Former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern and another former Freedom president and owner Dennis Farrell entered guilty pleas at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia today over their roles in the January 2014 chemical spill.
Southern could face up to three years in federal prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in December. In addition to Southern and Farrell, four other former Freedom Industries former owners and senior officials have plead guilty to criminal charges and will also be sentenced in December to up to one year in prison.


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