Property Management Co. Hit With Record $2M Wetlands Fine

Law360, Los Angeles (July 17, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday slapped Lagoon Landing LLC and its owner with the largest fine ever imposed for a Florida wetlands violation — $2.25 million — in a case accusing it of dredging illegally and violating federal wetlands laws, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.

Owner Brian Raphael D’Isernia, 69, had previously pled guilty to criminal charges and admitted to dredging an upland cut boat basin and a channel connecting it to a bay in the Florida Panhandle illegally between December 2009 and February 2010,...
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