Firm Can't Seek Penalty It Paid For Convicted Worker: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday refused to award restitution to an environmental cleanup firm that paid compensation on behalf of an employee who took kickbacks and rigged bids for contracts at Superfund sites, saying the company isn't a victim and can't appeal the worker's sentence.

Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. paid six-figure sums after a staffer was found to have passed on the cost of kickbacks — cash, tools and a cruise — to another business and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In its appeal, Sevenson said...
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