This prosecution arose out of a scheme to falsify chemical analyses involving hundreds of millions of gallons of reformulated gasoline (RFG). Caleb Brett was an independent testing lab which tested fuel, and when it was found to be off-spec, the company and its employees altered the results so that the fuel appeared to meet the requirements of the RFG program. A fuel blender, Blending, Marketing and Service, Inc., (BMS) worked with Caleb Brett to falsify the numbers.
Ten defendants pled guilty and received various fines and terms of confinement. Those who pleaded guilty included Caleb-Brett, Caleb-Brett's president, Richard Kaminski, who was sentenced to eleven months imprisonment, six Caleb-Brett managers, including the lab manager, BMS, BMS's president, and lab and marketing managers. The case remains one of the largest lab fraud cases brought by the section.