Beveridge & Diamond

Criminal Indictment Avoided

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 7, 2006

Recently lawyers for Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. negotiated the first deferred prosecution agreement in an environmental crimes case. After extensive negotiations, federal prosecutors agreed not to criminally charge the client as a result of its operation of two wastewater treatment facilities. The government alleged that the company failed to comply with reporting requirements under the Clean Water Act. Under the terms of the deferred prosecution agreement, the client agreed to pay $2 million and institute changes in its operation and environmental oversight.

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