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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton September 28, 2010                                                                           PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770BROTHERS SENTENCED IN ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES CASES

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that Todd A. Rorie, and his brother Robert Scott Rorie, were sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio after both pled guilty to informations charging them with environmental crimes.

  

Todd Rorie, 38, of Granger, Indiana, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the illegal transportation of hazardous waste. Robert Scott Rorie, 36, of Gilbert, Arizona (formerly of Mishawaka, Indiana), was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release for illegally storing and disposing of hazardous waste. In the spring of 2009, Scott Rorie transported six barrels (more than 300 gallons) containing hazardous waste from Midwest Custom Painting, a custom painting business owned by him, to his residence in Mishawaka. Todd Rorie assisted his brother Scott Rorie in the transport of the six barrels containing hazardous waste from MCP to Scott Rorie’s residence. Later, after being illegally stored at the residence for several months, those same six barrels of hazardous waste were found dumped near roadsides in an area in St. Joseph County, Indiana, served by drinking water wells. This prosecution was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management-Office of Criminal Investigations, the St. Joseph County Health Department, and the St. Joseph County Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.