Hog Farmer Off To Pen For Clean Water Act Violation

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 10:10 PM EST) -- A North Carolina farmer was sentenced Monday to six months in prison and his company was ordered to pay $1.5 million after both pled guilty to violating the Clean Water Act in connection with the 2007 discharge of 332,000 gallons of hog waste into a nearby river.

Freedman Farms Inc., a family-owned farm business, was ordered to pay a $500,000 fine and $925,000 in restitution, along with a $75,000 community service payment to the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network. It was also sentenced to five years' probation....
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