Citgo Convicted Of Killing Migratory Birds

Law360, New York (July 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district judge has found Citgo Refining and Chemicals Co. guilty on criminal charges of killing migratory ducks which ingested or were coated with oil from a Citgo refinery.

At the conclusion of a bench trial Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey found Citgo guilty on three misdemeanor criminal violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Rainey, who cleared former Citgo environmental manager Philip Vrazel of charges, is scheduled to rule on penalties in October. Citgo could face fines of up to $150,000 for the...
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