Federal trial date set for Roger Boggs in fraud case

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A trial date has been set for Roger Boggs in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana for fraud charges that the failed CEO faces.

Roger Boggs was taken back to a Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office unit as he left federal court in Alexandria after his attorney canceled on Wednesday. | Photo Source: KALB

Boggs, 50 of Mobile, AL, the former CEO of Revolution Aluminum who was supposed to bring a $1.5 billion plant to Pineville in 2015 which never transpired, is charged with bank fraud and making false statements on loan applications.

His jury trial is now set for April 27, 2020, before Judge Dee Drell. Boggs is being represented by Darrell Hickman of Alexandria.

Boggs was indicted on June 26 in federal court, he had already been indicted on similar state charges.

Boggs is accused of bank fraud and making false statements on loan applications to take nearly $200,000 from Red River Bank from May 2015 to March 2016. According to the federal indictment, Boggs allegedly submitted false stock certificates, signed a fraudulent mortgage, and claimed he owned 26,000,000 shares in his company.

Back in February, he skipped out on a court appearance in the 9th Judicial District Court in Rapides Parish and was later tracked down in Alabama by the U.S. Marshals with a drastically different appearance. His attorney at the time in the state case, Alan Pesnell of Shreveport, withdrew from the case because he couldn't reach his client.

If convicted, Boggs faces 30 years in prison for each count. He also faces up to five years of supervised release, a $1 million fine and restitution.

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