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Criminal Enforcement

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EPA's criminal enforcement program focuses on criminal conduct that threatens people's health and the environment.  It was established in 1982 and granted full law enforcement authority by congress in 1988. We enforce the nations laws by investigating cases, collecting evidence, conducting forensic analyses and providing legal guidance to assist with prosecutions. 

Recent Criminal Headlines and Activity

Executive Pleads Guilty to Biodiesel Tax Conspiracy. October 4, 2018. More Information...

Terminix Virgin Islands Branch Manager Pleads Guilty. September 17, 2018. More Information...

Cabool Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Polluting Big Piney River. August 28, 2018. More Information...

Ohio Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Renewable Fuel Fraud. August 27, 2018. More Information...

Utah Biodiesel Execs Charged in $500M Biodiesel Fraud Scheme. August 24, 2018.  More Information...

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Reporting Violations, Fugitives Information and Email Alerts

Click the appropriate links below for information on reporting environmental violations, viewing and reporting EPA fugitives information and signing up for criminal enforcement bulletins and alerts.

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