Alford is the main defendant in a civil lawsuit filed last month in U.S. District Court in Middle Georgia. The plaintiffs say Alford ran a Ponzi scheme involving a project to build a waste-to-energy plant at the city of Augusta’s landfill. Alford is the president of Allied Energy Services, a Rockdale County-based business he founded in 1977. Most of the plaintiffs live in the Columbus area.
U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land wrote in his preliminary injunction that Alford is “prohibited from withdrawing, transferring, deducting or otherwise taking action to interfere with its financial accounts in a manner that would reduce the balances in those accounts.”