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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.ehstoday.com [cached]

Gary Southern, president of Freedom Industries, released a statement Jan. 10, saying that "Since the discovery of the leak, safety for residents in Kanawha and surrounding counties has been Freedom Industries' first priority."
He said the company has been working with local and federal regulatory, safety and environmental entities, including the DEP, Coast Guard, Army Corp of Engineers and Homeland Security, and is "following all necessary steps to fix the issue." "Our team has been working around the clock since the discovery to contain the leak to prevent further contamination," said Southern. He added that at this point, Freedom Industries still is working to determine the amount of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol, or Crude MCHM that has been released, and that the first priority is safety, containment and cleanup.


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.


wvpress.org [cached]

Charleston Gazette file photo by Gary Southern Gary Southern has been charged in a second superseding indictment regarding the Freedom Industries chemical spill and resulting bankruptcy.
Charleston Gazette file photo by Gary Southern Gary Southern has been charged in a second superseding indictment regarding the Freedom Industries chemical spill and resulting bankruptcy. CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern has been charged with an additional count of bankruptcy fraud in a new, second superseding indictment made public this week. Southern now faces a total of 15 criminal charges that carry a maximum statutory penalty of 93 years in prison if convicted on all counts and before federal sentencing guidelines are applied to the case. The new indictment, handed up by a Beckley grand jury on Tuesday, generally repeats the original Clean Water Act charges related to the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill and the allegations that Southern then tried to safeguard his personal wealth from Freedom's bankruptcy case and from civil lawsuits filed over the spill. Farrell and Southern both face charges that they committed three criminal Clean Water Act violations that led to the chemical spill, but Southern faces a dozen additional counts...


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