Judge sentences waste disposal company's owners in illegal dumping case


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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — A federal judge has sentenced the co-owners of a Morgan City industrial waste disposal firm in a scheme to illegally dump wastewater in Belle River and Baton Rouge.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1tBBXJM ) 62-year-old Raymond Marcel, of Berwick, and 53-year-old Cyril Robicheaux, of Morgan City, co-owners of RAM Environmental Services, admitted to using false documents and kickbacks to unlawfully dispose of industrial waste in the two cities.

U.S. Attorney Walt Green said the pair admitted to paying over $22,000 in kickbacks to an employee at Belle River-based FAS Environmental Services to use the company's injection well to dump waste.

U.S. District Judge James Brady sentenced Marcel Thursday to two years' probation, a $1,500 fine and $114,969.13 in restitution. Robicheaux was sentenced to two years' probation, a $5,000 fine and full restitution.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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