Enforcement

Criminal Press Releases - 2010

This is a list that provides links to case summaries or press releases announcing results of EPA criminal cases adjudicated in U.S. courts. This is a sortable table and can be viewed by date or alphabetically under all other headings.

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Month/Day Defendant State Violation Related Media Case Status Press Release
             
12/23 Southern Union Company RI • Illegally storing mercury for several years Waste Conviction and Sentencing Upheld Case Summary including Press Release
12/21 Saverio Todara
SAF Environmental
NY • Five counts of false statements
• Three counts of mail fraud
• Three counts of violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act
Lead
Asbestos
Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
12/17 Paul S. McConnell
Donna McConnell
James F. Renshaw
ID • Discharge of a Pollutant
• Unlawful Taking of a Threatened Species
Water
Endangered Species
Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
12/14 Andrew A. Costa UT • One count of disposing of hazardous waste without a permit Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
12/02 Rogelio Lowe CA • Two counts mail fraud Air Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
12/02 Atlas Ship Management FL • Making false statements
• Knowingly failing to accurately maintain an Oil Record Book
Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
12/01 Confluence Consulting MT • Negligent discharge of pollutants Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
11/30 Oak Mill MO • Illegally discharging pollutants into the city's wastewater treatment system Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
11/15 Keith Gordon-Smith NY • Eight counts of knowing violations of asbestos work practice standards Air Conviction Case Summary including Press Release
11/10 Davis Wire Corporation CA • One count of negligent discharge of acidic pollutants into a publically owned treatment works Water Sentencing Case Summary
EPA Press Release
10/19 William Ringler OH • Unpermitted discharge Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
10/15 Leroy Hill IL • Permit violations Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
10/13 Wolfgang "Tito" Roempke WA • Failing to Properly Remove Asbestos Air Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
10/13 Certified Environmental Services, Inc. (CES)
Nicole Copeland
Elisa Dunn
NY • Conspiring to aid and abet
• Commit mail fraud
• Defraud the United States
Air Conviction Case Summary
EPA Press Release
10/12 Fabio Dioses CT • Discharge of pollutants into the Plymouth sewer system Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
10/08 Guillermo Molina FL • Dumping pollutants into the Miami-Dade County Sanitary Sewer Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
09/28 Todd Rorie
Robert Rorie
IN • Aiding and abetting the illegal transportation of hazardous waste
• Illegally storing and disposing of hazardous waste
Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
09/22 Sidney Hebert LA • Negligent operation of a water treatment facility Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
09/21 Confluence Consulting MT • Negligent discharge of pollutants Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
09/21 Irika Shipping MD • Two counts failing to maintain an accurate oil record book and garbage record book
• One count of obstruction of the Coast Guard's inspection
• Three counts of concealing evidence
• One count of making materially false statements
• One count of obstruction of justice
Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
09/20 Philip Smith WA • Discharging pollutants into waters of the United States without first obtaining a permit Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
09/08 DRD Towing
Randall Dantin
LA • Creating hazardous conditions
• Obstruction of justice
Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
09/03 Dimitrios Dimitrakis CA • Failing to maintain an Oil Record Book Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
08/31 John Buerman RI • One count of trafficking in counterfeit goods and knowingly using a counterfeit mark
• One count of knowingly distributing and selling a misbranded pesticide
Pesticides Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
08/27 Mark Guinn CA • Discharge of large amounts of contaminated and toxic dredged spoils into navigable waters of the United States without a permit Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
08/26 Cherie Marie Courtney LA • Perjury   Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
08/25 Rodney T. Hoffman WV • Illegally storing hazardous waste without a permit Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
08/20 Andrew A. Costa UT • One count of disposing of hazardous waste without a permit Waste Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
08/17 Vaja Sikharulidze NC • Failure to maintain accurate Oil Record Book Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
08/13 Richard R. Sparks MO • Making a false statement Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
08/03 Gunduz Avaz FL • One count knowingly failing to fully and accurately maintain an Oil Record Book Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
08/02 Stephen Swift HI • Two counts of transporting hazardous waste (perchloroethylene) without a manifest
• One count of storing the perchloroethylene without a permit
Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
07/30 Rogelio Lowe CA • Two counts of mail fraud Air Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
07/30 Transmar Shipping
Dimitrios Dimitrakis
Volodymyr Dombrovskyy
CA • Failing to maintain an Oil Record Book
• Making a false statement to the U.S. Coast Guard
• Aiding and abetting the failure to maintain an accurate Oil Record Book
Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
07/23 Yavuz Mogultay FL • One count knowingly failing to fully and accurately to maintain an Oil Record Book Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
07/13 Daryl Quinn ME • One count of mail fraud Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
07/09 Irika Shipping S.A. MD • Two counts failing to maintain an accurate oil record book and garbage record book
• One count of obstruction of the Coast Guard's inspection
• Three counts of concealing evidence
• One count of making materially false statements
• One count of obstruction of justice
Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
06/30 William Ringler OH • One count of allowing an unpermitted discharge Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
06/24 John Morgan
Michael Evans
PA • Unlawfully injecting brine produced from an oil drilling operation Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
06/24 Fabio Dioses CT • One count of knowing discharge of a pollutant Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
06/22 Kinder Morgan Port Manatee Terminal LLC FL • Falsely certified permit applications
• Failed to notify and report that baghouse devices were not in compliance and would continue to be out of compliance
Air Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
06/09 Paul Mancuso
Steven Mancuso
Lester Mancuso
Ronald Mancuso
NY • Multiple violations of asbestos-related environmental laws Air Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
06/08 Richard A. Bee OH • Two misdemeanor counts of misuse of a registered pesticide
• Two misdemeanor counts of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Pesticides Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
06/08 Selective Structures L.L.C. TN • Illegally storing hazardous waste Hazardous Waste Guilty Plea
Sentencing
Case Summary including Press Release
06/07 Ken-Dec, Inc.
David Lester Becker
KY • Discharge of electroplating waste water into a sink connected to the Horse Cave, Kentucky, Publicly Owned Treatment Works
• Disposing of electroplating waste waters without a permit through a hose that emptied onto the ground outside the facility
Water
Hazardous Waste
Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
06/07 Cooperative Success Maritime S.A. NC • Violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS)
• Making material false statements
Water Guilty Plea
Sentencing
Case Summary including Press Release
06/03 Christopher Shawn Mills WV • Illegally storing hazardous waste Waste Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
05/21 Aksay Denizcilik Ve Ticaret A.S. FL • Two felony counts for knowingly failing to fully and accurately maintain an oil record book Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
05/18 Scott Tucker OH • Illegal handling of asbestos at demolition projects Air Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
05/12 Mark Guinn CA • Discharge of large amounts of contaminated and toxic dredged spoils into navigable waters of the United States without a permit Water Conviction Case Summary including Press Release
05/11 Tulip Corporation NY • Storing hazardous waste without a permit Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
05/11 Louie Zaninovich NY • Misdemeanor charge of negligently discharging a pollutant to the Niagara Falls Water Board's Publicly Owned Treatment Works Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
05/03 Vaja Sikharulidze NC • Failure to maintain accurate Oil Record Book Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
04/29 Bernard E. Fuhs IA • Storage of hazardous waste without a permit Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
04/22 John Zacharias TX • Obstructing a U.S. Coast Guard investigation
• Failing to maintain an oil record book
Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
04/22 Scott J. Harris IA • One count of making false statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
04/15 John Shaw ID • Illegally cut the river bank with a bulldozer and installed "rock rip-rap" along approximately 2,000 linear feet of river bank without a permit Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
04/13 Jackie Taylor GA • Making false statements in records and reports regarding the Treatment Plant's wastewater discharges Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
04/12 Jennifer Duffey
John Duffy
GA • Illegally disposing of a hazardous waste Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
04/09 Robert Frost MO • One felony count of illegal disposal of hazardous waste Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
04/01 Gary West, Jr. OR • Unlawfully discharging fill material into a stream
• Illegally taking threatened coho salmon
Water
Endangered Species
Guilty Plea
Sentencing
Case Summary including Press Release
03/26 Saverio Todaro NY • Falsifying hundreds of lead and asbestos inspection and testing reports Air
Lead-based paint
Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
03/22 China Navigation WA • Felony violation failure to maintain a Garbage Record Book Water Guilty Plea
Sentencing
Case Summary including Press Release
03/19 Mar-Cone Appliance Parts Co. (Marcone) FL • Illegal receipt, purchase, and sale of ozone-depleting refrigerant gas that had been smuggled into the United States Air Guilty Plea
Sentencing
Case Summary including Press Release
03/09 Calvin Burks MO • One felony count of making false statements Air Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
03/04 Sandra Sattler CT • Failing to provide required lead-based paint disclosures to tenants Lead-based paint Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
02/25 Logan City Municipal Corporation UT • Misdemeanor charge discharging a pollutant into waters of the United States Water Guilty Plea
Sentencing
Case Summary including Press Release
02/19 Fleet Management Ltd.
(Cosco Busan)
CA • Violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
• Obstruction of justice
• False statement charges for creating false and forged documents after a crash at the direction of shore-based supervisors with an intent to deceive the U.S. Coast Guard.
Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
02/17 Kinder Morgan Port Manatee Terminal LLC FL • Falsely certified permit applications
• Failed to notify and report that baghouse devices were not in compliance and would continue to be out of compliance
Air Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
02/17 John Signore NY • Storing hazardous waste without a permit Waste Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
02/16 John Morgan
Michael Evans
PA • Unlawfully injecting brine produced from an oil drilling operation Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
02/11 James Garrido
Kroy Corporation
FL • Smuggling of ozone-depleting substances into the United States Air Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
02/09 Louie Zaninovich NY • Misdemeanor charge of negligently discharging a pollutant to the Niagara Falls Water Board's Publicly Owned Treatment Works Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
02/03 Tulip Corporation NY • Storing hazardous waste without a permit Waste Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
02/01 Phoenix Products CT • Knowingly discharging a pollutant into the Town of Plymouth sewer system Water Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
01/26 Laurence Cellamare NH • Making false statements to the EPA Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
01/22 Chuck Sivil CA • Tampering with and rendering ineffective, or causing another to tamper with or render ineffective, a monitoring device on a vapor recovery unit located at a bulk fuel transfer facility Air Sentencing Case Summary including Press Release
01/13 Chemical and Metal Industries LA • Negligently causing the release of hazardous air pollutants and thereby negligently placing another person in imminent danger of death Air Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
01/04 Phoenix Products CT • Knowingly discharging a pollutant into the Town of Plymouth sewer system Water Guilty Plea Case Summary including Press Release
             

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