artificial sweetener en New lawsuits filed over failed Mamtek plant in Moberly <p></p><p>A bankruptcy trustee has filed lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages against former officials with Mamtek, the company behind a failed plan to build a sweetener facility in Moberly.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Trustee Bruce Strauss filed lawsuits last week seeking repayment of $7 million that former officers and agents of Mamtek received. The lawsuits also seek actual damages of $72 million and punitive damages. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:22:04 +0000 Associated Press 46637 at New lawsuits filed over failed Mamtek plant in Moberly Moberly, Mo., takes costly financial hit this month due to Mamtek <p>Moberly has taken close to a sixty thousand dollar hit this month because of Mamtek, the failed artificial sweetener plant.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Throughout April, the city has spent that sum in legal fees due to the Mamtek fiasco.</p><p>These legal costs include attorneys’ fees that Moberly is paying in their fight against Mamtek in court.</p><p>The spent funds will take away from money that could have gone toward other departments in the city, such as the police and fire departments. That’s according to City Director of Finance Greg Hodge.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:41:14 +0000 Jay Wallis 32671 at Mamtek CEO waives preliminary hearing <p>The former CEO of a failed artificial sweetener facility in Moberly has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of theft and securities fraud. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:51:31 +0000 Associated Press 27456 at Mamtek CEO waives preliminary hearing