ETHANOL: Guilty plea entered in $1.5M fraud case for plant that was never built Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 A Washington state man this week pleaded guilty to an ethanol scheme that bilked $1.5 million from more than 50 investors. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.