Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
RAM Environmental Services
Penalty: 
$165,369
Year: 
2015
Date: 
January 29, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

United States Attorney Walt Green announced that Senior U.S. District Judge James J. Brady has sentenced RAM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, LLC, RAYMOND MARCEL, JR., and CYRIL D. ROBICHEAUX, for their roles in a criminal scheme to violate the federal environmental laws. In June 2013, the three defendants pled guilty to bills of information charging them with a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act. In connection with their convictions, the defendants had admitted that, in 2011 and 2012, they conspired with themselves and others to illegally discharge industrial wastewater at locations in Belle River, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and to otherwise obstruct the enforcement of the federal environmental laws through kickbacks, the creation and use of false documents, and other fraudulent means. RAM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, LLC, an entity incorporated in the State of Louisiana and doing business in Morgan City, Louisiana, was sentenced today to make restitution in the amount of $114,969.13 to FAS Environmental Services (FAS), based in Belle River, Louisiana, a transportation and disposal company that is primarily in the business of transporting industrial wastewater using a fleet of tanker trucks. RAM was also sentenced to pay a $50,000 fine and a $400 special assessment.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Louisiana
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