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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007                           PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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GRAND PRAIRIE CORPORATION GUILTY
OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS

 

SHERMAN, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a Grand Prairie Corporation has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Protection Agency (EPA) in the Eastern District of Texas. 

          SITE CONCRETE, INC. admitted to the charges before United States Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush in court today.

            According to information presented in court, Site Concrete was responsible for constructing new drinking water lines in Fairview, Texas.  As part of its construction project, Site Concrete was required to draw samples of the water from the water lines and submit them to the EPA, acting through the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, for testing for the presence of microbiological contamination.  Through its employees and agents, Site Concrete caused false water samples to be submitted in order to conceal the presence of contamination.  Site Concrete also admitted to having repeatedly violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations on other construction projects.

            Site Concrete faces a fine of up $500,000 and a term of probation of up to five years, as well as responsibility for any restitution.  A sentencing hearing, to be held before United States District Judge Richard A. Schell, has not yet been scheduled.

            This case is being investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shamoil T. Shipchandler.

 

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