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PA LAB MANAGER CHARGED WITH FRAUD SCHEME
Release Date: 08/15/97
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1997
LAB MANAGER CHARGED WITH FRAUD SCHEME
On July 30, criminal charges were filed in the Eastern District in Philadelphia, Pa., against Judy McCoy, Technical Manager and Acting Lab Director at Hess Environmental Laboratories Inc. McCoy was charged with felony offenses of making false statements to the Department of the Army, mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States government. McCoy allegedly conspired with others at Hess to provide customers, including a U.S. Army facility and Pennsylvania businesses, with fraudulent analysis of environmental sampling between June 1995 through February 1997. The analysis results were fraudulent due either to Hess’ use of improper equipment or failure to conduct the analysis in accordance with EPA methods. The case was investigated by EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division, Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command.
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