Fla. Maritime Co., 3 Men Guilty In Oil Records Case

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT) -- A federal jury has convicted HP Maritime Consultant Inc. and three individuals of failing to maintain proper oil records in an oil pollution conspiracy case after a U.S. Coast Coast inspection revealed leakage from the M/V Island Express I cargo vessel in May.

The individual defendants, who include Northon Eraso, 66, of Colombia, face fines and possibly imprisonment at a Dec. 3 sentencing hearing before Judge William P. Dimitrouleas in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, according to court filing accompanying Friday's...
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