US v. United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, et al

 

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US v. United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, et al

   
 
   

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (CLOSED)

Most recent update 7/24/07 (See end of document)

United States v. Robert Lazar, Joy White, and United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, LLC, Civil No. 06-0866 LCS RLP (D. New Mexico)

United States v. United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, LLC, Criminal No. 06-2008 JP (D. New Mexico)

9/14/06:

On September 14, 2006, the United States filed suit in federal court in the District of New Mexico against Robert Lazar, Joy White, and United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, LLC. The civil complaint seeks injunctive and other equitable relief against the defendants. It alleges that the defendants violated the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, 15 U.S.C.§ 1263, by introducing and delivering for introduction into interstate commerce components intended to produce fireworks that are banned hazardous substances. Click on the hyperlink to view the Complaint.

9/18/06 Update

On September 18, 2006, the United States filed a criminal Information in federal court in the District of New Mexico against United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, LLC. The Information alleges that the defendant violated the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, 15 U.S.C.§§ 1263(a) and 1264(a), by delivery of banned hazardous substances. Click on the hyperlink to view the Information.

9/25/06 Update:

On September 25, 2006, the Court entered a Consent Decree for Permanent Injunction against Robert Lazar, Joy White, and United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, LLC. The Consent Decree permanently restrains and enjoins the defendants from, among other things, participating in any transaction that involves selling, giving away, holding for sale, or otherwise distributing certain components of fireworks. The Consent Decree resolved the civil complaint. Click on the hyperlink to view the Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction.

10/2/06 Update:

On October 2, 2006, the United States filed a plea agreement in federal court in the District of New Mexico resolving the criminal charges against United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, LLC. Click on the hyperlink to view the Plea Agreement. The sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

7/6/07 Update:

Sentencing is set for Friday, July 20, 2007, at 10:00 am, before Magistrate Judge Lorenzo F. Garcia (Pecos Courtroom) in the Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, 333 Lomas Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Update 7/24/07:

On July 20, 2007, United Nuclear was sentenced to pay a fine of $7,500, and to serve three years of probation. See Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release (7/20/07).

 
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