A defense attorney said there was plenty of blame to go around in the failed effort to bring wind energy to Jonestown. The mayor of Jonestown signed the application to secure a $2 million federal stimulus grant. Defendant Charles Malouff’s daughter was president of CM Energies, the contractor awarded the wind turbine project. And attorneys for both the city and company looked over the paperwork.


“But Mayor (Deane) Armstron...

The fight over Charles Malouff’s fate continued Monday outside the presence of jurors, with attorneys arguing over the gathering and sharing of evidence in the case of a failed wind energy project in Jonestown.


Defense attorneys Jackie Wood and Tamara Needles hammered at the prosecutors with a 15-page motion to suppress evidence and dismiss the case against Malouff, who is accused of falsifying documents to obtain a $2 mil...

Prosecutors found themselves in the hot seat Friday during the trial of former police officer Charlie Malouff Jr., who is accused of falsifying documents to secure a grant for a failed Jonestown wind energy project.


Malouff’s defense attorneys challenged testimony by the prosecution’s star witness, an accountant who told jurors she suspected that Malouff spent some money from the $2 million federal stimulus grant for perso...

Under the guise of bringing wind power and green jobs to Jonestown, Charles Malouff told a lie that could send him to prison for life, prosecutors said.Malouff, now 55, obtained $1.8 million in federal stimulus money for a wind energy project, even though the former police officer had no expertise in turbines and no project to bring to life, authorities said. What he did have: a romantic relationship with Mary Jo Woodall, 57,...

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