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Former JEA executives plead not guilty in utility's attempted sale

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Jacksonville Daily Record
Former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn, back, walks out of the federal courthouse with his wife and attorney Eduardo A. Suarez.

Escorted into the courtroom in handcuffs and chains, former JEA Managing Director and CEO Aaron Zahn and former CFO Ryan Wannemacher pleaded not guilty March 8 to federal conspiracy and wire fraud charges linked to the attempted sale of the city-owned utility in 2019.

Zahn, 42, and Wannemacher, 40, were indicted March 2 on one count each of conspiracy and one count each of federal wire fraud.

The former utility executives were released March 8 and left the Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse Downtown after each posted a $100,000 bond.

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