Office of the United States Attorney, John S. Leonardo
District of Arizona
December 5, 2012
SCOTTSDALE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FALSE STATEMENTS RELATED TO NUCLEAR REACTOR EQUIPMENT REPAIR
PHOENIX – On November 30, 2012, Kevin A. Doyle, 47, of Scottsdale, Ariz., pleaded guilty to material false statements, in federal district court in Phoenix.
Doyle owns Pentas Controls, LLC, which is a qualified vendor for Nuclear Power Plants. When Pentas Controls was unable to repair a nuclear measurements display for the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Doyle caused a substitute display from the Brunswick Nuclear Plant to be shipped from his Scottsdale facility. Prior to its shipment, a Pentas Controls employee filed down the serial number on the substitute display to conceal its identity, in violation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety regulations. On March 15, 2011, Doyle made false statements to officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission-Office of Investigations (NRC-OI) by repeatedly denying that the un-repairable Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station display had been substituted with a working display from the Brunswick Nuclear Plant.
A conviction for false statements carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
Sentencing is set before U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton on Feb. 11, 2013.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the U.S. NRC-OI. The prosecution is being conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frederick A. Battista, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-12-2016-PHX-SRB
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-232(Doyle)
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