GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A real estate developer from Alabama is due in court on charges he violated the Clean Water Act by illegally filling wetlands near Bay St. Louis for financial gain.
The Sun Herald reports William "Rusty" Miller, of Fairhope, is scheduled for arraignment Monday in federal court in Gulfport.
He was part owner of three companies that had bought nearly 2,000 acres of undeveloped land west of Interstate 10 and Mississippi 603 about 11 years ago. He was indicted Nov. 7 on 11 counts accusing him of hiring a contractor to fill federally protected wetlands without permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The companies were Hancock County Land LLC, Stennis Land LLC and Stennis Technology Park Inc.
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