Jones to be sentenced on Thursday

Ann Knef Jul. 28, 2009, 2:40pm

Ricki Jones of Wood River will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 30 at federal court in Benton.

Jones admitted in January to dodging $1.2 million in 2003 taxes. He also admitted that he evaded a similar amount before and after 2003.

Jones had contracted with BP Amoco in 2002 to clean up contaminated soil near its Wood River refinery. In his plea agreement, he stipulated that his company, Triad Industries, spent money it received from BP Amoco in other ways.

He was originally scheduled to be sentenced April 23. Sentencing was continued to May 28, again to July 16 and now to July 30.

He faces maximum penalties of five years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, three years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

Jones is represented by James Martin of St. Louis and William Stiehl, Jr. of Belleville.

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