Blackwater LLC, which also is listed as an affiliated company, took more than $1.1 million from Freedom in 2013.
Gary Southern, Freedom's current president, also is president of Enviromine Inc., according to records on file with the West Virginia secretary of state.
Enviromine, based in Scott Depot, makes products to help address environmental mining problems. The company did not return requests for comment Wednesday, but on Jan. 10, the day after the leak, a representative confirmed that Southern was still with the company.
In 2013, Enviromine took more than $3.8 million from Freedom for "goods/services." Freedom still owes Enviromine more than $1 million in additional payments, filings show.
That debt is the second largest among the 240 unsecured creditors that Freedom owes money to, according to the bankruptcy filings.
The U.S. Department of Justice's bankruptcy office appointed an official committee of unsecured creditors in the case earlier this month. Unsecured creditors are those who are close to the bottom of the list to get paid and don't have, for example, the power to file a lien to ensure they get paid.
The committee includes: Larry Bostick, Archer Daniels Midland; Daniel K. Adkins, Hartman & Tyner Inc., also known as Mardi Gras Casino; Charles W. Lawler, Rogers Electrical Contracting Company Inc.; Stephen Smith of Charleston; and Carolyn Mount of West Virginia American Water.
The water company has said it is the largest unsecured creditor in Freedom's bankruptcy case because it also has been named in most of the lawsuits since the leak.
Many of the unsecured creditors are those who filed a lawsuit against the company before its bankruptcy filing. About 30 lawsuits were filed in Kanawha Circuit Court and federal court. The bankruptcy filing put a hold on all lawsuits against Freedom.
A meeting of creditors is scheduled for Tuesday.
Anthony Majestro, who represents Smith, one of the unsecured creditors, said Wednesday that the committee is reviewing the financial information Freedom filed this week.
"We are examining [the documents] to determine if there are any inappropriate payments that should be reversed and returned to the company," Majestro said.
On Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson will consider allowing Freedom to hire its own experts to investigate the tank farm along the Elk River before it's torn down. In an agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection, the company agreed to begin dismantling the site by March 15.
Freedom Industries had $16 million in assets and $6 million in liabilities when it filed for bankruptcy last month, according to the financial documents filed Monday.
The company made $25.6 million in fiscal year 2012 through its sale of chemicals, $30.6 million in fiscal year 2013 and $19.6 million from July 1, 2013, through when it filed for bankruptcy.
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