INVESTIGATIONS

Employee Integrity Cases

Summaries of employee integrity investigation cases closed during semiannual reporting periods.

Report Title Date
Closed Employee Integrity Cases / April 1 - Sept 30, 2013 - PDF, 56KB Sept 30, 2013
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Results of Investigations

News releases reporting on the specific results of investigations, including criminal sentencings and convictions.

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2014
Action Date
Co-Owner of New Jersey Industrial Pipes Supply Company Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement in Connection with Superfund Investigation
[DOJ News Release]
April 4, 2014
Former Project Manager Sentenced to Serve Time in Prison for Role in Bid Rigging and Other Fraudulent Schemes Involving Two EPA Superfund Sites in New Jersey
[DOJ News Release]
March 4, 2014
Two Tampa Corporations and Four Tampa Residents Indicted in Scheme to Unlawfully Sell an Unregistered Pesticide and Obstruct Justice
[DOJ News Release]
February 12, 2014
Upstate Laboratories Sentenced to probation for 5 years and a $150,000 fine for committing mail fraud
[DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 71KB]
January 8, 2014
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2013
Action Date
Former Project Manager Convicted For Role In Conspiracy Schemes Involving Two Epa Superfund Sites In New Jersey [DOJ News Release] September 30, 2013
Former EPA Senior Policy Advisor Pleads Guilty To Theft in Scheme That Cost Government Nearly $900,000 [DOJ News Release] September 27, 2013
Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Evidence in Connection with Deepwater Horizon Disaster and Is Sentenced to Statutory Maximum Fine [DOJ News Release] September 19, 2013
BP Exploration and Production Inc. Pleads Guilty, Is Sentenced to Pay Record $4 Billon for Crimes Surrounding Deepwater Horizon Incident [DOJ News Release] January 29, 2013
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2012
Action Date
West Palm Beach Company and Owners Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud in Connection with Bogus Septic Tank Products [DOJ News Release] October 16, 2012
Managers of West Palm Beach Septic Tank Products Sentenced for Fraud [DOJ News Release] Sept 13, 2012
Owner of "Clean Green Fuel" Convicted of Scheme to Violate EPA Regulations and Sell $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Claims [DOJ News Release PDF - 132KB] June 25, 2012
West Palm Beach Sellers of Unnecessary Septic Tank Products Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud [DOJ News Release PDF - 112KB] November 22, 2011
Federal Grand Jury Indicts David P. Preston on Wire Fraud Charges [DOJ News Release PDF - 43KB] October 6, 2011
Former EPA-CID Special Agent in Texas Pleads Guilty to Perjury and Obstruction of Justice [DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 28KB] October 4, 2011
Owner of Clean Green Fuel Charged in Scheme to Sell Over $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits [DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 130KB] October 3, 2011
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2011
Action Date
Local Contractor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding City Of Sacramento Of Stimulus Funds [PDF - 2pp, 95KB] September 20, 2011
Canadian National Sentenced to Serve 50 Months in Prison for Role in Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracies Involving New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency at Superfund Site [PDF - 2pp, 38KB] September 12, 2011
Former EPA-CID Special Agent Charged with Perjury and Obstruction of Justice [DOJ News Release] July 27, 2011
A Boise couple were sentenced in federal court for conspiring to defraud the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality of federal grant funds that were to be used to install diesel emission reduction equipment on Idaho school buses. [PDF - 1pp, 65KB] June 20, 2011
New York Man Ordered to Pay Over $400,000 in Restitution and Fines for Role in Kickback Scheme at New Jersey Superfund Sites [PDF - 1pp, 30KB][Newspaper Article] June 1, 2011
Hayward Baker Settlement [PDF - 2pp, 103KB] May 17, 2011
New Jersey Wastewater Treatment and Chemical Supply Company and Owner Sentence for Their Role in Fraud Conspiracy http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/April/11-at-434.html April 6, 2011
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2010
Action Date
EPA OIG and CID agents execute a search warrant of Upstate Laboratories, Inc., in East Syracuse, NY. September 2010
Two Sacramento Men Indicted for Defrauding City of Sacramento [PDF - 2pp, 89KB] August 4, 2010
Investigation of Allegations Concerning Environmental Justice Issues in EPA Region 4 [PDF - 9pp, 87KB] [At the Glance PDF, 40KB] June 14, 2010
Former Representative of Backfill Subcontractor Sentenced to 33 Months in Jail for Kickback and Fraud Scheme [PDF - 2pp, 205KB] February 23, 2010
Response to EPA Administrator's Request for Investigation into Allegations of a Cover-up in the Risk Assessment for the Coal Ash Rulemaking [PDF - 10pp, 77KB] November 2, 2009
Former Subcontractor Representative Pleads Guilty to Indictment Involving Conspiracy at New Jersey Superfund Site [PDF - 112KB, Dept of Justice News Release] October 28 , 2009
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2009
Action Date
Three Individuals Indicted for Roles in Conspiracy Schemes Involving Two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Sites in New Jersey [PDF - 125KB, Dept of Justice News Release] September 11, 2009
New Jersey Electrical Services Company Employee Sentenced to 20 Months in Jail for Kickback and Fraud Scheme [PDF - 67KB, Dept of Justice News Release] July 13, 2009
Canadian Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracies Involving a New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Site [PDF - 3pp, 55KB, Dept of Justice News Release] July 6, 2009
Owner of New Jersey Landscaping Sub-Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the Environmental Protection Agency [PDF - 124KB, Dept of Justice News Release] June 25, 2009
N.J. Industrial Pipes Supply Company and Its Co-Owner Plead Guilty to Fraud at Two N.J. Superfund Sites [PDF - 50KB, Dept of Justice News Release] March 4, 2009
N.J. Electrical Company Employee Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the Environmental Protection Agency at Superfund Site [PDF - 50KB, Dept of Justice News Release] February 26, 2009
Heraeus Metal Processing Inc. Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Record Required by Clean Air Act and Pays $350,000 Fine [HTML, Dept of Justice News Release] January 21, 2009
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2008
Action Date
Former Executive of Soil Remediation Sub-Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [HTML, Dept of Justice News Release] December 15, 2008
Former Passamaquoddy Governor Convicted of Conspiracy, Fraud and False Statements [PDF, 65KB] November 21, 2008
Yuma Laboratory Director Indicted for Fraud [PDF, 28KB] November 13, 2008
Former EPA Intern Pleads Guilty to Submitting False Timesheets [PDF, 18KB] September 4, 2008
Two Virgin Islands Commissioners Sentenced In $1.4 Million Bribery and Kickback Scheme [PDF, 37KB] August 14, 2008
Bennett Environmental Inc. Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [HTML, Dept of Justice News Release] July 31, 2008
N.J. Wastewater Treatment Supply Company Owner and a Contracts Administrator Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging, Fraud and Tax Offenses [HTML, Dept of Justice News Release] July 23, 2008
Suspect Sentenced in Identity Fraud Scheme [PDF - 18KB] June 9, 2008
News Release from United States Attorney's Office, "Parker Man Found Guility of Defrauding Investors and U.S. Government in Connection with Fuel Additive" [PDF - 21KB] May 29, 2008
Company Sentenced for Violating the Clean Water Act [PDF, 85KB] March 5, 2008
U.S. Virgin Islands Officials Found Guilty in $1.4 Million Bribery and Kickback Scheme [PDF, 98KB] February 27, 2008
Printing Company Sentenced for Making False Statements [PDF, 90KB] February 27, 2008
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2007
Action Date
Florida Company Ordered to Pay $1,863,264 in Restitution [PDF, 20KB] December 14, 2007
EPA Saves $2 Million as a Result of an Investigation [PDF, 15KB] August 1, 2007
Additional Guilty Pleas and Sentencing in Software Piracy Case [PDF, 19KB] July 31, 2007
Importer Sentenced for Defrauding Luxury Car Buyers Regarding EPA Standards [PDF, 20KB] June 14, 2007
Contractor Settles Civil Action for $15,000 Regarding False Claims Case [PDF, 19KB] April 12, 2007
Waste Management Facility Contractor Pleads Guilty [PDF, 15KB] December 20, 2006
Asbestos and Lead Abatement Contractor and Others Sentenced [PDF, 16KB] December 8, 2006
EPA Contract Laboratory Settles Civil Suit for $200,000 [PDF, 15KB] November 16, 2006
More Guilty Pleas and Sentencings in Software Piracy Case [PDF, 15KB] November 9, 2006
Company Supervisor Sentenced for Using Improper Asbestos Removal Practices [PDF, 19KB] October 18, 2006
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2006
Action Date
Grantees Sentenced for Mail Fraud and Theft [PDF, 14KB] September 6, 2006
Motorcycle Importer Sentenced for Smuggling [PDF, 12KB] August 17, 2006
Three Sentenced in Kickback Scheme [PDF, 12KB] July 19, 2006
Co-Conspirator Sentenced [PDF, 11KB] July 18, 2006
Business Owner Sentenced for Using Improper Practices to Remove Asbestos [PDF, 13KB] July 6, 2006
Former Grantee Employee Sentenced for Embezzlement [PDF, 12KB] July 6, 2006
Certification Procedure Changed [PDF, 10KB] July 6, 2006
University of Connecticut Pays $558,233 as a Result of a Compliance Agreement [PDF, 12KB] June 27, 2006
Laboratory Technician Sentenced [PDF, 12KB] April 7, 2006
University of Connecticut Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations [PDF, 14KB] January 6, 2006
Two Employees Suspended for Using a Government Computer to Access Pornography [PDF, 12KB] January 4, 2006
Four Multinational Firms Repay Millions to Settle Allegations of Overbilling [PDF, 27KB] December 23, 2005
Contractor Enters into $1 Million Settlement Agreement [PDF, 14KB] December 23, 2005
Lab Technician Sentenced for Submitting a False Statement [PDF, 14KB] October 24, 2005
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2005
Action Date
Contractor Employee Sentenced to Prison [PDF, 15KB] September 15, 2005
Contractor Enters into $41.9 Million Settlement [PDF, 15KB] July 11, 2005
California Environmental Services Corporation to Donate $1.1 Million to Settle Allegations [PDF, 13KB] June 27, 2005
Grantee Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Federal Funds [PDF, 15KB] June 24, 2005
Former EPA Contractor Employee Sentenced for Computer Crime [PDF, 12KB] June 23, 2005
Drinking Water Plant Operator Sentenced for Falsifying Reports [PDF, 13KB] May 23, 2005
Contract Terms Changed as a Result of an OIG Investigation [PDF, 12KB] April 5, 2005
Cyberpirate Sentenced [PDF, 11KB] March 16, 2005
Laboratory President Sentenced to Prison Term [PDF, 16KB] March 15, 2005
Contractor Enters into $6.5 Million Settlement [PDF, 13KB] March 15, 2005
Two Employees Suspended for Misuse of Government Computers [PDF, 12KB] March 15, 2005
Former General Manager Sentenced for Filing False Statement under Clean Water Act [PDF, 12KB] March 3, 2005
Environmental Scientist Receives Prison Sentence [PDF, 12KB] February 2, 2005
Contractor Agrees to Pay $424,270 to Settle Overbilling Allegations [PDF, 10KB] December 9, 2004
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Investigations: Audit Results

Audit reports on issues stemming from investigations.

Report Title Date
Investigation of Allegations Concerning Environmental Justice Issues in EPA Region 4 [PDF - 9pp, 87KB] [At a Glance PDF - 40KB] June 14, 2010
Response to EPA Administrator's Request for Investigation into Allegations of a Cover-up in the Risk Assessment for the Coal Ash Rulemaking [PDF - 10pp, 77KB] November 2, 2009
Innovative Techniques for State Monitoring of Revolving Funds Noted, Report No. 08-P-0290 [Report PDF - 16pp, 263KB] [At a Glance PDF - 45KB] September 29, 2008
EPA Needs to Respond More Timely to Reports of Investigation, Report No. 2007-M-00003 [Report PDF - 21pp, 326KB] [At a Glance PDF - 53KB] May 27, 2007
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