Summary of Criminal Prosecutions
The Summary of Criminal Prosecutions resulting from environmental investigations provides information on concluded criminal enforcement cases, by the U.S. Government's fiscal year (October to September).
The Summary database:
The Summary is updated regularly and although individual summaries contain major elements of the case (e.g., the nature of the violations and the resolution of the prosecution), they do not comprehensively describe every aspect of the case, so you may wish to review official case documents on file in the respective U.S. District Court. The Summary database is not guaranteed to contain all cases investigated/prosecuted by EPA's Criminal Program.
For information on recent criminal case milestones, see Criminal Press Releases.
- Fiscal Year -
The Federal Government fiscal year is from October 1 through September 30. Each fiscal year is numbered according to the calendar year in which it ends (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 is FY 2012).
- District Court -
The United States district courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. There are 94 federal judicial districts, located in all states and territories of the United States. States may have more than one district, these districts are broken down by geographic location. Search terms for this field are D for District, and where a state may have multiple districts, additional search terms are: Eastern District, E.D.; Western District, W.D.; Northern District, N.D.; Southern District, S.D.; or Central District, C.D. If you wish to locate the appropriate district court for your area, please review the U.S. District Courts' listing.
- State -
Any one of the states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam or Northern Mariana Islands.
- Defendant -
Is the name of an individual or company. Exact spelling matches are required. Enter partial spellings to get more search results.
- Statute -
EPA enforces regulations issued under the authority of specific laws. Specify statutes in the following format - ## U.S.C. ####, for example - a conspiracy count would be entered as 18 U.S.C. 371, or a specific RCRA count 42 U.S.C. 6928(d)(2).
- Text search -
In this area you may use whatever search term you may be looking for. Defendant names, specific cities, or activities, to name a few.
If there are any questions, comments or corrections regarding these summaries, please Contact Us and reference The Summary of Criminal Prosecutions and the specific case you are seeking further information on.