John Siegel, the former CEO of Kentucky and Oakland-based Insight Terminal Solutions (the firm of which was a Zennie62Media client before it closed down as that brand), has said he will help to recover and properly dispose of waste coal, even though he had no direct knowledge of operations ran by Bowie Refined Coal, another firm he has ties to, and who’s actions caused the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining to send a letter claiming a fine of what is now $2.3 million for “knowingly and willfully” authorizing the illegal disposal of waste in violation of the company’s operating permit and failing to clean it up after repeated orders.
John Siegel’s lawyers wrote that “Mr. Siegel did not do any of the deliberate or purposeful acts that the Division cited, and he had no knowledge of the actions taken by others. The “others” were Steven Rickmeier, a Bowie Refined Coal owner, Justin Thompson, a former employee, as well as James “Jim” Wolff, who was chief financial officer of both Insight Terminal Solutions, as well. Both Siegel and Wolff are working on the matter as this is written.
Insight Terminal Solutions was the lease tenant in Phil Tagami’s California Capital Investment Group in the still active Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal bulk terminal project in West Oakland. Insight Terminal Solutions financial problems led to its removal as OBOT tenant. ITS was never a co-developer of OBOT. The new firm involved in its future is called Autumn Wind Lending / JMB Capital Partners. For the record, Phil Tagami and California Capital Investment Group and Autumn Wind Lending had nothing to do with the Bowie Refined Coal matter.