Tanker Co. Convicted Of Illegally Dumping Waste Oil

Law360, New York (September 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Greek company that manages a fleet of commercial tanker vessels was convicted Thursday of illegally dumping waste oil into international waters and then lying about it to the U.S. government.

After a two-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, a jury found Ionia Management SA guilty of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, falsifying records, obstructing justice and conspiracy.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 28, at which time the company will face a fine of up to $9...
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