U.S. V. Caleb Brett U.S.A./Kaminski

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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.

 

 

In the News

 

April 12, 2001
N.J. laboratory sentenced for misleading investigators about scheme to falsify analyses of gasoline
A New Jersey testing laboratory was sentenced today to an aggregate fine of $1 million dollars and to three years of probation for its part in a conspiracy to mislead investigators about a scheme to falsify chemical analyses involving hundreds of millions of gallons of reformulated gasoline, the Justice Department announced.

 

Updated June 9, 2015

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