Jury Finds Citgo Guilty Of Emitting Cancer Chemical

Law360, New York (June 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury found Citgo Petroleum Corp. and its subsidiary guilty Wednesday of two felony criminal counts of violating the Clean Air Act at its Corpus Christi refinery, while exonerating the company of allegations that it violated limits for the amount of benzene in open water streams.

Before reaching its verdict, the jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas deliberated for three days. Citgo is scheduled to be sentenced in October, and faces fines of up to $500,000 per count or twice...
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