BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
BURLINGTON – A former plant manager of Iowa Fertilizer Company was been thrown in jail by 8th District judge Emily Dean in Des Moines County.
According the Des Moines County Clerk of Court’s office, Shawn Rana, who was president of IFC from 2013-2015 during the construction phase of the $2 billion facility, was jailed on six contempt charges stemming from a divorce decree. It’s alleged that Rana was hiding significant assets and financial dealings from the courts.
According to court records, Rana owed more than $70,000 in child support to his wife, and was ordered to be taken into custody by the Des Moines County Sheriff’s department after a hearing Tuesday.
Rana is still in custody in the Des Moines County jail without bond.
Rana left the Iowa Fertilizer Company in 2015 citing family reasons and was replaced by Larry Holley. He then went to Geneva, Neb., where he worked for Fortigen launching a 120-acre greenfield project.