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Pittsburgh Company Charged With Unlawful Transportation Of Pressurized Gases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29 , 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A Pittsburgh company, Field Environmental Instruments, Inc., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of unlawful transportation of hazardous materials in air commerce, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Field Environmental Instruments, Inc.

According to the indictment, Field Environmental Instruments, Inc. did willfully deliver and cause to be delivered property containing hazardous materials, that is, pressurized gases, to FedEx for transportation in air commerce.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of five years of probation, a fine of $500,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Nelson P. Cohen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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