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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ohio Resident Sentenced For Environmental Violations

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A 49-year old Ohio resident was sentenced to prison for violations of environmental laws by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that BRIAN LEE COBB was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for “Transportation of Hazardous Waste without a Manifest” and “Concealment of a Material Fact.” COBB was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

“COBB allowed the illegal transportation of hazardous waste with no regard for the dangers it posed," said David G. McLeod, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of EPA's criminal enforcement program for the Mid Atlantic. "False statements seriously weaken the integrity of the entire system. Today's sentencing demonstrates that those who refuse to comply with the law, putting the public and the environment at risk, will be vigorously prosecuted."

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Perry McDaniel and investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Updated January 7, 2015