Ex-NJ Public Water Operator Gets 3 Years For Fake Data

Law360, New York (February 8, 2016, 4:57 PM EST) -- The onetime operator of public drinking water systems for two New Jersey towns was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for submitting false information on water purity tests, according to the state attorney general's office.

Edward O’Rourke, 60, of Brick had given the state Department of Environmental Protection reports marred by falsified data on over 200 samples that was capable of fully undercutting the results, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Monday. There's no evidence that O'Rourke's conduct led to the public consumption of...
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