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Shipping company to pay $1 million penalty for ocean dumping, false statements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Taiwan, USA
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  • April 15 2011

A federal court has ordered a Taiwan-based shipping corporation to pay a $1 million criminal penalty after it entered a guilty plea to making false statements, failing to keep adequate records and knowingly discharging oily bilge waste into the ocean without using required pollution-prevention equipment