Boggs busted in Louisiana for bank fraud, bad checks


COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man once behind a proposed billion-dollar aluminum plant in Columbus is now jailed in Louisiana.

Back in 2015, Roger Boggs courted the state and local economic developers saying he wanted their help to build a plant to make aluminum for car bodies.

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The deal went south when Boggs failed to meet a series of deadlines and developers walked away. Boggs shifted his plans to Louisiana and now he is charged with bank fraud and writing bad checks over $25,000.

Those charges were filed in 2017 but Boggs has been on the run until his arrest earlier this month in Mobile, Alabama.