The Ohio Attorney General claimed Straub failed to implement required safety procedures, creating a threat to the state’s drinking water, the Courant reported. A court later ruled that his site created a threat to ground water and ordered it closed.
ACR, which financed the construction of the energy plant in part with high interest municipal bonds, had a deal with Revel that cost the casino about $36 million a year, including $20 million in just debt and equity payments. Potential buyers who walked away have said they were unable or unwilling to meet ACR's terms for energy.
Jingoli & Sons was a prime contractor for the still-unfinished Meadowlands Xanadu project.
Straub is also facing heat in the city of Wellington, Fla., which is refusing to process his request for a permit to host summer polo matches at this Polo West property because he owes $150,000 in fines and liens from five open code compliance cases, according to the Palm Beach Post.