Southern Exposure

April 18, 2016


Who are these people?

By Southern Exposure




Bullsugar -- one of the phony astroturf protest groups secretly founded by New York Billionaire hedge fund hustler Paul Tudor Jones to put farmers out of business - popped up out of nowhere in 2015 and left many South Floridians wondering, just who are these people?


Public records show the group is led by inherited oil and gas money, an energy company executive and . . . well . . . a criminal.


Here’s their background . . .


Their President is a guy named Kenny Hinkle – Here’s a mugshot of Mr. Hinkle from a crime he committed just last year.  Kenny filed for Bankruptcy 4 years ago and was sued by American Express for not paying his bills in 2011. President Hinkle was also arrested for “Violating Marine Rules and Regulations” in the Florida Keys in 2000.


Kenan Siegel, one of the group’s “Directors” made a fortune in the oil and gas business. He once owned a company called “GASAHOLIC” and had a little trouble paying his Florida taxes in 2009. Siegel owns a $2.6 million mansion in Stuart.


The other “Director,” a guy named Christopher Maroney, was a former executive with California energy giant SEMPRA ENERGY.


You will excuse us, bullsugar, if we don’t take our environmental advice from puppets, criminals and polluters.


[Sources:  Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations, Martin County Clerk of Court, Martin County Property Appraiser and Monroe County Clerk of Court]