Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
A&L Cesspool Service Corporation
Penalty: 
$900,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
October 26, 2016
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

A&L Cesspool Service Corporation pled guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to violating the Clean Water Act by dumping waste removed from blocked sewer lines into manholes that flowed directly into the Gowanus Canal, among other locations in New York City. The guilty plea was taken by U.S. District Judge I. Leo Glasser, who immediately following the plea sentenced the company to two years? probation and criminal financial penalties totaling $900,000, pursuant to a plea agreement entered by the company and the government.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
New York
Facility City: 
Queens
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