The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training publishes an Environmental Case Crimes Bulletin (“Bulletin”) that summarizes publicized investigative activity and adjudicated cases supported by CPA Criminal Investigation Division special agents, forensic specialists, and legal support staff.

A copy of the September, 2016 edition has been published.

The September 2016 Bulletin lists the follow matters:

EPA Region


Case Type/Status

Region 1


Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”)/Alleged failure to lawfully manage regulated waste

Region 3

David D. Klepadlo, Clarks Summit, and David D. Klepadlo & Associates, Inc.

Clean Water Act (“CWA”)/Alleged failure to properly operate and maintain the facilities and systems of treatment and control, in accordance with terms and conditions of the permits; tampering with government witness

Region 3

James Powers

Clean Air Act (“CAA”)/Alleged to have improperly removed asbestos from historic building

Region 3


RCRA/Alleged to have illegally stored and transported hazardous waste

Region 5

Christopher Dale Miller

Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”)/Alleged to have made false statements in connection with required sampling

Region 5

James Robert Liang (Volkswagen)

CAA/Alleged to have conspired to defraud U.S. regulators by implementing software designed to cheat U.S. Emissions tests

Region 5

Malek Jalal

Title 18/RINs Fraud; alleged to have fraudulently claimed tax credits

Region 5

Theodore Nelson, Jr. (AKA Ted Nelson)

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”)/Alleged unlawful taking of Bald Eagle; Unlawful use of pesticide

A copy of the Bulletin which contains detailed descriptions of the referenced matters can be downloaded here.