Swindler of Missouri Town Pleads Guilty in Sweetener ScamBy
In 2010 a Beverly Hills lawyer named Bruce Cole promised to bring economic opportunity to the small Missouri town of Moberly. He claimed to run a thriving business manufacturing the artificial sweetener sucralose in China and said he wanted to move his operations to America because of the premium a “made in the U.S.” product could claim overseas. Cole wanted to build a state-of-the-art facility that would operate 24 hours a day and eventually employ 612 people–all he needed was financing.
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