Newport Beach, Aug. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Terra Tech (TRTC) CEO, Derek Peterson, comments on recent news of UFCW executive Dan Rush, who has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process.
"It was important for me to make clear to the community our involvement in the recent news reports about Dan Rush. After I met Mr. Rush it was apparent the he was using his position as an executive with the UFCW to personally monetize his activities. As a company we have always stood for transparency, accountability and fair permitting processes. Bad actors exist in all industries and ours is no exception. The federal government has given the cannabis industry latitude to mature and corruption of any kind does not help our progression," stated Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech. "Once we became aware of Mr. Rush's misconduct we consulted with the Department of Justice and under the guidance and direction of the FBI we assisted in their investigation. In partnership with the FBI we were able to use money misappropriated from Mr. Kaufmans trust as the subject in a corruption sting. We have worked hard to bring legitimacy to our often misunderstood sector and we hope that the activities of one individual don't become representative of the industry in whole."
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Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC) through its wholly-owned subsidiary GrowOp Technology, specializes in controlled environment agricultural technologies. The company integrates best-of-breed hydroponic equipment with proprietary software and hardware to provide sustainable solutions for indoor agriculture enterprises and home practitioners. Our complete product line is available at specialty retailers throughout the United States, and via our website. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Edible Garden, cultivates a premier brand of local and sustainably grown hydroponic produce, sold through major grocery stores such as Shoprite, Food Emporium and others throughout New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. MediFarm LLC is focused on medical cannabis businesses throughout Nevada. IVXX LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary that produces medical cannabis extracted products for regulated medical cannabis dispensaries throughout California.
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